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Jarrett was the first black guy I ever dated. It wasn't a big deal to me. Hiapanic vibed on the fact that we both have really crazy work ethics. And we understood datinh was working against us. We are definitely both successful in our fields and able to pay our rent on time. Hispanic dating a white man I'm very conscious about how I'm perceived. I was a little bit wary of how my family would be toward him. Any dahing I'd ever brought home was a Spanish-speaker. Dominicans have, almost, a trauma of being identified as black.

We all have those old-fashioned relatives who are not able to move past it. I just had to rip hwite off like a Band-Aid. This guy I'm dating is black, and get used hispanic dating a white man it. I wanted them to take me seriously. But the next couple of times, I made sure I was down. I wore sneakers and a snap-back. I'm both of those people. I'm going to be honest. I wanted them to know that he is college-educated, has ambitions in life, and has his shit together.

Yeah, but at the same time, if you brought home a stereotypical Clark Kent, Superman-type, what you probably would have been getting is, "He's not cool. That said, one of the major challenges for me in dating a Latina is the language barrier. He's so open and willing to make mistakes. That helped my family understand. Both of us proved to our families and friends that we are nothing like the stereotypes.

I feel whkte I have to fight twice, for the Latinos who came to this country, and for the hispannic people like him who have been here for generations. It was a small fear of mine that some ignorant racist would try to pull whkte stupid shit on us, like insulting us or getting violent. I'm thinking of a time where we were in a social setting, and a white male decided to call me "my nigga.

I don't talk to people in that way. She called it out. In the past, I wouldn't have let it slide. But this time, I decided to just remove myself from the situation. I've realized how much more of an activist Jill is than I am. It's not to say that I took any of the recent racial tragedies lightly, but she's been to a lot more rallies than I have. People say, "If you guys are still together down the road, you need to start thinking about what your kids are going to hispanlc like.

You have beautiful mixed babies out there that people are going gaga over. My plan is that this country continues to have multicultural babies until they're all a shade of brown. Now that I'm thinking of it, I'm gonna hispanic dating a white man me a North West baby. We'd talked about the fact that Juan is percent Dominican, born there, and then came here when he was little.

We speak differently with slang, or our accent. I grew up in the Poconos, in Pennsylvania. I was in a rural fating. I went to a Catholic school all my life. I think I was the only Latina in my class. When we started dating, I was exposed to how a lot of Dominican women like to get their hair done. It's a weekly or bi-weekly ritual. They go to a salon or at home, they wash their hair and put it in the rolos and they sit under a hot dryer.

I wasn't raised that way. In the beginning his mom asked me, before we went out, "Oh, what about your hair? There's that difference between [Latin] cultures in the islands and those on the [U. This is an ongoing conversation within the Latin community. It's like, "Oh, I was born in the homeland, and you weren't. An unnecessary competition of who's more Latino.

We have some political differences. Dominicans, we came from the whole Trujillo era. He was a dictator. He could come into your home hispanic dating a white man kill you. So I grew up with the mentality that we need more liberties. Christine has a different mentality because of the way she grew up in America.

But I've come to realize I'm probably hispanic dating a white man American than hispanic dating a white man is! We really clicked the first night [we met]. She just wants to date a white guy. I dated Latinas previously. There's a stereotype that when you see a Latina I guess I'll take that as a compliment. Stereotypes do come up. It's terrible, but everybody always says Jewish people are cheap. Even I wondered after we first hispanic dating a white man, "Is he going to be really cheap and have a lot of money?

He's cool, down-to-Earth, low-maintenance. There is a stereotype that in Latin families there's kids running around. That one might be true. I remember the first time meeting Janet's family, I hispanic dating a white man to her aunt's house and there were 10 adults and 50 kids. It took me months to learn everybody's names, if not longer.

And your side is, like, three people. I'm like, "Where's the rest of your family? The first time that our races really started coming up is hispanic dating a white man we had our son, Connor. How do I put this? My family is very small, and Janet's family is very big, and they live 10 blocks away from us. Connor is going to get more than his fair share of his Hispanic side.

I guess I wanted to have something more in common with my son. I was raised Christian, Pentecostal. My faith is what helps hispanic dating a white man during hard times. But I don't need him to have the same beliefs as I do. Janet's a big fan of Jesus. I believe more in science. I can't disparage fating homeboy. I don't want to label Connor any religion, but I do want to teach him about God and Jesus. I also feel that Ryan should teach him about the Jewish religion.

When he's older, it really is up to him what religion he wants to be. I feel like that's horseshit. If you take the child to church every Sunday, you're not letting them choose. Hispanicc going to be exposed to 75 percent of Christianity and 25 percent of nothing. It's never going to be a fair decision. I'd rather teach him, "Just be good to people, and if you want shit to happen for you, make it happen.

This story was originally published as "I Hispanic dating a white man About Our Races the First Night We Met" in the winter issue of Cosmo for Latinas. These interviews have been edited for length. Style Beauty Love Video Weddings Subscribe Give a Gift Digital Editions Follow. Type keyword s to search. As told to Michelle Ruiz. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below.


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