) They know some Spanish, but have a grandma who speaks Tegalog.They will eat arroz con habichuelas, but also pancit and lumpias.

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She believes that although interracial relationships are becoming increasingly common, they are still largely frowned upon.

Granted, this may be because I have a good five inches on him, but let’s be honest, living in the South sometimes has its disadvantages. It doesn’t bother me too much when people look at us, it bothers me that there is such a stigma attached with being one half of an interracial couple.

When the National Party rose to power in 1948, one of the first pieces of apartheid legislation it passed was the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act (No 55) of 1949, which outlawed marriages between white people and people of other races.

This was followed by the Immorality Act (No 21) of 1950, which extended an earlier ban on sexual relations between whites and blacks to a ban on sexual relations between whites and any non-whites. But although a fear of being arrested may no longer constitute a reason for cross-racial couples to keep their relationship a secret, it seems that familial and societal pressure sometimes serves as a significant obstacle in the path to happiness.“The reactions from our families and society made me aware of how a private issue like loving someone could turn into a public and sociopolitical concern,” writes clinical psychologist Emily Mapula Mojapelo-Batka in her 2008 Ph D thesis titled “Interracial Couples within the South African Context: Experiences, Perceptions and Challenges”.

This is hard because we grew up so differently, so we go back and forth trying to compromise on which way is better and would be the most beneficial to our kids.

My oldest is in Pre-K and we’ve been debating for about 2 years already if we are letting him take the subway by himself when he turns 10 or 12 or never- the last being my option! Because we already have such a mix that it just comes natural to have multicultural and multiracial friends. Each pregnancy was so exciting because we had no idea who our kids would look like.

There is so much ignorance in the World even in this day and age that it’s crazy to think that someone can still be prejudice. I think it definitely helps to ease the cons because we live in New York City, which is probably the most culturally diverse city in the WORLD.

If I could do it all over again, I would in a heartbeat.

They can point out Puerto Rico and the Philippines in any map and also understand they are New Yorkers.

There is nothing more exciting than diversity and this is what we try to teach them and celebrate with our lives.

When I wrote this I didn’t really know how it would make me feel to share or how to even word my post.