Jeannie Mai On Being In An Interracial Relationship W/ Jeezy: It Is A Responsibility When You Date Outside Of Your Race To Learn About That Culture
Last month, the pair went public with their relationship, with Jeannie openly discussing their first date together.
She recently explained that when you’re in an interracial relationship, you should try to learn each others cultures.
“I think when you look at the word ‘interracial,’ you should really look at it as ‘interresponsible.’ It is a responsibility when you date outside of your race to learn about that culture, because not everybody’s experience is the same. When he [Jeezy] steps into my house he takes off his shoes, he knows how Vietnamese people do it. When I met him I was like, ‘I want to go to Hawkinsville. Show me exactly this yellow house that you grew up in, and how did you start your business and how did you understand how to make a dollar.’ I actually loved it”.
She also says about their relationship:
“I think right now the coolest thing about the relationship that I’m focusing on is learning what it means to feel safe. When you meet a man who is vulnerable enough to make you feel safe, it’s your job, ladies, to protect and cherish them, or let them go where they find the right woman who’s ready for that. Otherwise we go through life and we have relationships and then we get misled, we get cheated on, we get all these things that happen, and then the person who was willing to be safe is now recoiled and doesn’t want to give that. So I’m going to treasure what he’s given to me right now because I want to be safe”.
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