For the most part, people aren't rude to us. It's just that sometimes they don't realize that we are a couple. Like for instance when we go out to in public to a store or restaurant. Nine times out of ten we can expect that the sales person or waiter will begin talking to one of us, and then turn to the other and ask if we need help. At which point, I'll typically respond by saying, "he's with me."
I'm not going to lie, sometimes I'll purposely lay it on thick for the shock value. Like that one time we were in an elevator with a black woman who was obviously very angry at the fact that we were together. So of course, I snuggled up to James and gave him a long lingering "Notebook" worthy kiss and told him I loved him. I thought her head was going to explode. When the elevator finally reached her stop, she all but ran out of the elevator. We both thought it was pretty hilarious. Why get angry when there's nothing that we can do to change anything? So instead we choose to search for the humor in the situation. And if there's no humor, we'll find a way to make it humorous.
In the beginning we fought back. When people would glare at us, we would glare back, but now we've just decided to let the ignorant remain ignorant while we show them that interracial couples love just as hard. I guess until people catch on, I might as well face the fact that I'll be saying "He's with me" for a long time.
So my question of the day, have you ever seen interracial couples being harassed? How do you feel about that?