Essay On Interracial Communication

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Interracial communication has been in my life since I was in Elementary school. For my interview I was inspired by the film “Get Out”. Even though I saw Get Out way before the day that we watched in class together. I decided to interview my girlfriend who is White and Puerto Rican. I was inspired to interview her considering her and I are an interracial couple just like how Rose and Chris were. I did the interview over a FaceTime call. Doing it this way made the interview more of a conversation. I liked how it was a conversation because even though we talk about different racial issues going on in America and we have talked about her childhood, we have not really gone in depth with many things about interracial dating. As I said before, I had…show more content…
Her response was that she grew up in Manton, Michigan. Manton is a rural city 30 minutes south of the more popular city called Traverse City, Michigan. She further explained how Manton is mostly white and is not very diverse. Being from a rural city I asked was there any type of racism or any predejudicity that went on in her hometown. She said that you knew which families were racist/prejudice, but not a lot of people were just out and bold about having negative feelings towards other racial group. I then asked her did she ever experience any racial/prejudice comments growing up. She stated that she never had any serious altercations or anything like that, but people always cracked Mexican jokes and borderline jokes towards her because of her Hispanic roots. She said the jokes did not occur until she was in 7th grade and that they were mostly made by the boys. The next question I asked was when did she realize that she was different from the majority of the people in her town who were fully white. She explained how she noticed this when she was confused on which bubble to feel out during standardized tests and also when the racial jokes started to be said to her. However, she always knew she was Puerto Rican because her grandmother who is 100% Puerto Rican would always tell her that she has Puerto Rican blood in her and to be “loud and
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