He's never been south of the border, and he doesn't know you have to finish everything you were served on your plate. The truth is, your white boy may not know any of these things. Know this isn't a problem: Humans are good at evolving. If anything, teaching him all these things will be an adventure, and your family can partake in it.
It was a small fear of mine that some ignorant racist would try to pull some stupid shit on us, like insulting us or getting violent. Jill: People say, "If you guys are still together down the road, you need to start thinking about what your kids are going to look like." I just say, "What do you mean?
Jarrett: I'm thinking of a time where we were in a social setting, and a white male decided to call me "my nigga." I knew this person, but he wasn't my friend. I'll love them regardless if they're white, black, yellow, green — it doesn't matter." Our country has some catching up to do.
They suppose white guys are all heirs to multinational companies, and get excited thinking their daughter might marry into a rich family.
It's so hard to explain to your family that your very white boyfriend also had to worry about getting a student loan.
If you're tall, maybe they'll name you “grandota,” which means big girl.
If your boyfriend is white, chances are, he will get called “gringo” at some point.
And I was born here and my mom's from Peru, and my dad's from Argentina. It's like, "Oh, I was born in the homeland, and you weren't." Christine: An unnecessary competition of who's more Latino. I grew up in East Harlem, and my high school was mainly Hispanic and black. Ryan: There is a stereotype that in Latin families there's 100 kids running around. I remember the first time meeting Janet's family, I went to her aunt's house and there were 10 adults and 50 kids. "Ryan: The first time that our races really started coming up is when we had our son, Connor.
The guys would constantly tease me: "Janet doesn't want to date any of us. It's terrible, but everybody always says Jewish people are cheap. It took me months to learn everybody's names, if not longer. Janet: When I was pregnant, I said to Ryan, "Do you realize that your baby could be brown because I am brown? I have laughed at poking fun at religion — you know they say, "Jesus is magical." That's not cool. Janet: I don't want to label Connor any religion, but I do want to teach him about God and Jesus.
This is crazy: Why can't we just put the fact that he's white to bed? Their job is to solely accept the guy who's made his way into your heart, regardless of his skin color.
Your parents will worry his family won't accept you because you're different, and will therefore not accept them as well. He can't handle spicy food, he doesn't speak a word of Spanish, he doesn't understand and he's drunk out of his mind after that second shot of tequila. If he loves you, he'll be willing to understand the culture and language.
You parents will worry that because he's white, he'll have racist tendencies.