The Color of Love

The Color of Love

I saw something the other day that made me smile. Something that I’ve started to notice is becoming a lot more prevalent lately. I saw the two most adorable couples out on a double date. Both of the ladies were black, and both of the gentlemen were white. It was beautiful. Coming from someone who’s in an interracial relationship it’s comforting to know that we’re not alone, or an oddity anymore.

Back when I was going to school in Lumberton, NC, with a population of 152, whenever James would come to visit, we were almost too afraid to leave the apartment. To say that they towns folk were unwelcoming would be a bit of an understatement. It was bad. So bad that it played a huge part in my decision to transfer to UNCC. However, living in Charlotte has been a completely different experience for us. The people here don’t glare angrily at us, or refuse to serve us food; they smile, engage us in polite conversation, and above all else, recognize that love knows no specific color. 

I’m not saying every small town is horrible, but I have noticed a difference when we travel. For instance, last summer, James, Jasmine, his parents and I went camping in the mountains. We decided to stay overnight in a tiny town called Hope Springs. Big mistake. Our neighbors were delighted to speak with James and his father, until his mother and I stepped out of the RV. Then it was total silence. Followed by nervous glances and obvious excuses as to why they suddenly had to take off. Right…

I feel sorry for them. People like that are never happy. I, on the other hand, am extremely happy.  James is happy, and as long as she’s fed, has her diaper changed and has been chased around the apartment at least three times that day, Jasmine is pretty happy.  I’d like to believe that one day, more people will start to understand that we are all humans first, race is just something that makes us all a bit more unique.

So here's your chance to sound off. How do you feel about interracial relationships? What do you think can be done to make people understand that love is not based on skin color?

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 XOXO Reese


  1. beautiful family!

    Tiffany @ Dreams Do Come True

  2. I think interracial relationships are no different than any other relationship. People are people and love is love. Color doesn't matter or at least it shouldn't. I'm from Charlotte and I'm happy to hear that my city has welcomed you. Three out of my four nieces/nephews are from interracial relationships so maybe my heart is just more open...

    1. I definitely agree that interracial relationships are no different. *Sigh* Now if we could just get the rest of the world to see it the same way we do...

  3. Hey girl! Come over and enter my mega random box giveaway {over 30 items} whenever you get a chance!

    Love is love! Interracial relationships seem to be becoming more and more of the "norm" these days, well around here anyway.

    xoxo ♥ Shar

  4. Thanks Shar. I'm seriously considering making a t-shirt that says "Love is Love." I kinda like that. It's catchy :)

  5. I stopped here to find one thing, and found another! I loved this post. People are ridiculous. I can't believe that in 2013 there are still places that will not serve interracial couples food or anything else. That's as crazy as the integrated prom I saw a few weeks ago. My brother's wife is white and HONEY we just loooooooooove us some Natalie!! Her family was very welcoming to him and our family when they were dating and even more now. We aren't from a small city, so they don't deal with the pressure as much, but they wear their love loud and proud anyway!! I'm glad you and James are doing the same. :-)


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