Here’s what John had to say about yesterday’s Interracial Marriage blog post.
The times Danielle remembered about our encounters with people who felt the need to go beyond staring were not
in my immediate memory. After hearing them it helped jog it though. And I will even admit to egging on the black isrealite
on the train. He said something which I could have let slide but I guess in the days of higher testosterone I wanted to
give him a what fer. Its been years since I remember something like that happening but we also avoid high traffic areas like subways and midtown manhattan during and around rush hour. NYC is a progressive city but there are over 8 million people here so one is bound to bump into a nut every now and again.
To my knowledge I dont remember anyone ever not assuming we were not together. I think its pretty obvious.
People do say things in public but its rare and usually not offensive. The worst by far that i remember was the black isrealite.
As far as people’s reactions Im a friendly guy. I would usually answer any questions people would have.