The conversation quickly fizzled and I walked away knowing my pain was now his too and there was nothing I could do to fix it.
I called my Dad in early to December to break the news- I was bringing a guy home for the holidays. He told me that was not acceptable to him, he was disappointed in me, and there was no way I was bringing Aaron over. A week later my dad sent me a text saying he was opting out of my life. Here I was in an interracial relationship living naively (I guess) to the world and even my own family. Maybe this had to do with his North Carolina upbringing, his time spent in the Marines, or something in his life pre-Ashley? I was emotionally drained and therefore emotionally unavailable and I think it became obvious I wasn’t being honest. My legs were shaking under the table and my teeth were chattering as I explained everything.Free Black Dates is a COMPLETELY FREE Premium Black singles and Black dating community.Create a profile today and start meeting single Black men and women worldwide. ESSENCE: If someone saw you whispering in Paula’s ear, what would you probably be saying? I had no animosity, but I just didn’t understand the Black experience in America and how different it is -- and most White people can’t. I’ve never met a stronger person who stands by their will and their moral values. Ever since I met her and we were 16 years old and she was the president of the Black student union and I was just a silly White boy who didn’t understand or have compassion.
My mom hated seafood so we would often go get fish together and make fun of people at work, school, etc. I always made sure everyone felt welcome and included.