I fell in love with a white man, and I made a lot of black people mad.
Ama McKinley

I applaud your candor in sharing something so deeply personal. I also empathize with your frustration regarding the judgmental perspectives about your relationship expressed by so many. I would never tell you how to feel, but I would offer that the racial narratives of so many Black people are marked by consistent traumas experienced throughout their encounters with the White-identified majority. You’ve had a restorative love-informed experience that leads to renewed hope in the capacity for people to relate—even nurture and protect—across color lines. Many who are Black haven’t, and as a result this notion of love unfettered by the the world’s brutal race narrative seems mythical at best.


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