The brunette with sparkling blue eyes beneath long eyelashes could pass for any American exchange student.
They think they’re so good looking, or they want their wealth.” I’d like to say I shot a witty take-down at the gabbing stylists, but I did not. Positive or negative, when will my marriage stop being “other than”? The fact that my husband and I are “boring” to more and more people, rather than “concerning”, is no small thing in the way the world sees race.
I will say that while living on the mainland US, people were rather predictable with their ignorant comments. As Japan is a very polite and considerate culture, my husband and I mostly went about our daily life with relatively few negative reactions — save for the occasional stares from older people or children on the subway.
Her vet has no problem pronouncing her Chinese-Jewish hyphenate name, and the other cats only tease her because of that one time she fell into the toilet.) Though such interactions as the one above have been relatively few in my 10-year relationship with my now husband, I’d be lying if I said they didn’t happen. Living in Hawai’i was the most unremarkable my husband and I had ever felt in our marriage. The “worst” I ever got was a sincere question from a coworker asking me, “Is it ever hard for your husband to relate to your Chinese parents? I met my first Jewish person in graduate school.” It was in Japan that the reactions to our marriage in some ways intensified.
Civil rights groups in China have condemned the restriction, pointing out that it discriminates against women by still permitting males to enter into interracial marriages.
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Even when I was able to get through to people that I AM CHINESE AMERICAN, it didn’t seem to matter.