That is, unless you count my first boyfriend – José – who, in the second grade, long-distance collect-called me from Puerto Rico and got me in a lot of trouble with my dad. But I think it’s worth revisiting these concepts within the context of romantic or sexual relationships. And the way we practice our allyship in those contexts should reflect that.So, whether you’re years deep in a charmingly fairy tale-esque romance with your beau or you’re just now firing up to dive into your first, here are seven things to remember as a white person involved with a person of color.
And while it’s important to be willing to talk to your partner about race and to feel comfortable bringing it up, it’s just as important to be willing to step back and recognize when your whiteness is intrusive. I’ve been the “But I love you, and you love me, and why can’t you share this with me? Because it’s really difficult to watch your partner hurt and not be let in. Maybe it isn’t appropriate for your partner to take you home to meet their parents.The benefit of being informed is that listeners are able to more intelligently discuss issues with, and have a greater influence on, family, friends, co-workers, and even strangers. However, as valuable as talk radio is, more often than not it falls short of its potential. Pass a law repealing the Johnson Amendment that prohibits churches and religious groups from being involved with politics.Not only is that restriction unconstitutional, but people of faith supported Trump big time, and Trump promised to repeal it, so just do it.In its most basic form, it researches current events, informs listeners about important issues, and analyzes the effect on society and our country.Without it, millions of citizens would not be as well informed.