This is completely OOC but just making me grumble about the hypocrisy of people in real life. I grew up in Minnesota until I moved to Virginia my sophomore year. Minnesota honestly doesn't have that many African Americans. It simply doesn't. My school had a grand total of 5 who stuck to themselves and travelled in their own group despite others being willing to be welcoming to them. It was a school of 1600, so not too small either.
I come to Virginia and my new school happens to African dominated. Richmond tends to have minorities living in different areas. You'll hear people refer to this end as the Jewish end or that end as Hispanic. My end is mainly dominated by African Americans. First day of school, I show up and people start referring to "white people" and "black people" that. I've seen white boys try to act like African Americans and it is intereting the culture but it is not true integration. You'll see no white girls on the step team at my school. The cheerleading team is mixed but a lot of teams are either one or the other. People still gather together in their groups even within classes. If you see anyone bend to one particular culture, they get outed by their "home" culture.
The one thing that makes me think how can it just be racism on whites' end if I am hearing from African Americans saying to me "you like a white boy right?" It almost never seems to enter their mind that I could perhaps like an African American. I am not dating now so it makes no difference but my sister married an African American and her child is mixed. I wonder what type of future she'll face as she has to face the division among the school I attend now. Because it is pretty split down the middle despite so called integration and it isn't even done by the school but the people themselves. They make categories in their mind both sides... and thus, it is not any legal person who does it but the people who are free to makes choice themselves.. I mean come on.. someone who calls me their friend openly showed his disgust of dancing with a white girl at prom. I mean come on.. in this day and age? Makes me facepalm majorly.
I think we've got a long way to go and it can't be done by one or the other side. Both sides have to realize the minute they assign stigmas and continue to divide by "my color" there will always be racism based on that term itself.