All my friends were being flirted with and always gained attention from boys. My mother talked to me and told me that when it comes to dating white boys it’s difficult because I need to have a strong one.
I felt different quickly and felt no one really understood me. I would think white boys at my school would look beyond that. How could he say these things when I'm in the room?
When I started developing feels for boys in middle school, I felt worst. " I couldn't shake the feeling that it was because my skin color was brown and theirs was white. He told me he was joking; I didn't think it was funny. It was hurtful to think this is how he saw my race. I didn't understand why he said those things, but let’s just say my feelings and my respect for him died that day.
It’s time to start desegregating the LGBTQ community.
Much of gay socialization is centered around opportunities to date or meet men, and blatant racism is endorsed and defended under the guise of “preference.” Many of you date men who look just like you, or men of color who can pass for looking just like you.
First, understand that acknowledging the ways in which you perpetuate racism is not nearly as painful as being on the receiving end of that racism.