Throughout my four years in college, I’ve learned that this stigma that was very present in my parents’ generation is unfortunately still around today.
Disclosure: I am a pure blooded Armenian woman with MAJOR issues with the way I was raised.
At a young age I was told by my parents it was wrong to date outside of my race, and if I ever did, it would be completely unacceptable.
The teachers at my school only reinforced this idea.
You should not have any limitations when it comes to matters of the heart.
What service are we doing to our society as a whole if in the 21st century we are still looking down on two people of different races dating each other?
As you may already have noticed from the header next to the headline, today is not your typical Thursday.
In fact, every Thursday from here on out will be focusing on the whole complicated world of relationships.
I do understand it could be easier to date within your own race because you will then avoid any problems from parents or cultural clashes.
If I had a dollar for every time I was told by my teachers I was supposed to date and marry an Armenian man I could create my own Stepford Armenian husband.
By the age of 13 I realized my parents weren’t going to budge, so I tried to make do with the limitations they set for me.
Fast forward to my first semester of college and I was finally exposed to the men I had been unjustly kept from.
As my best friend puts it, I went on a dating spree.
I am aware that an Editor’s Note was published in last week’s edition stating that the Daily Sundial editorial staff will stand by the sex column, and that’s not to say we have neglected it.