Sometimes the reactions my partner and I get are just plain annoying; other times, people say some seriously hurtful things that make us feel like we don't belong together.
While most of these comments aren’t intended to be hurtful, they are.
You could say that we’re getting more progressive every year — but our world is far from prejudice-free.
For instance, I've been in interracial relationships my whole dating life, and I’ve experienced firsthand the inappropriate comments that interracial couples deal with.
The lingering stares, uncomfortable questions, and crude remarks are just some of the damaging racial microaggressions that these couples endure.
As a half Italian, half Korean woman, it's nearly impossible to find a partner who matches my ethnicity, as the status quo would dictate for a “normal” couple.
Bullying and self-esteem are the kinds of things she says she worries about, not being shot while running through a neighborhood.
The Israelites would be led astray from God if they intermarried with idol worshippers, pagans, or heathens.
This is exactly what happened in Israel, according to Malachi .
A similar principle of spiritual purity is laid out in the New Testament, but it has nothing to do with race: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. Just as the Israelites (believers in the one true God) were commanded not to marry idolaters, so Christians (believers in the one true God) are commanded not to marry unbelievers.
As Martin Luther King, Jr., noted, a person should be judged by his or her character, not by skin color.
There is no place in the life of the Christian for favoritism based on race (James 2:1–10).