My wedding was the first Catholic mass I ever attended.
Growing up, I had dreamed of getting married in a white wedding dress, they looked so ethereal and beautiful in movies.
It was a huge change from the curly auburn afro I’ve been rocking for the past few years, so it was easy enough to see why people were excited about the change. Getting weird looks from old white people walking down the street.
But while most of my friends were telling me that my hair reminded them of Janet Jackson’s in , the guy I’d been seeing was bemused when he saw me in person with my waist-length new do. “I didn’t know your hair was…so long.” Let the record show that this dude is incredibly intelligent, but it was clear that black hair confused the hell out of him. I would never have to explain to a black dude that I was clearly wearing braided hair extensions! Here are 10 things you’ll only understand if you’re a black girl dating a white dude. You have to teach them everything about black hair.
That moment when you stop being reluctant to talk about race issues because, get real, you’re not dating an ignorant jerk.