Dating between different races

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These words, much older than the term miscegenation, are derived from the Late Latin mixticius for "mixed", which is also the root of the Spanish word mestizo.

Portuguese also uses miscigenação, derived from the same Latin root as the English word.

“Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.” If you wish to read the full article, which covers racism on campus, take a look at Recognizing Racism on Campus.

Still, dating outside my race felt like playing hooky for the first time.

But I took a bite and quickly learned interracial dating involved the same basic ingredients as any other relationship: a new learning curve, some compromise and, well, understanding of differences.

But dating a guy of a different race isn't included.

(Although a dude's improper chewing habits warrants romantic execution.)Like a Ramen seasoning pack, a man bred in a rich culture, unlike mine, adds an interesting flavor to coupling — and it's something I learned when I dated my first non-black bae.

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