The Question

I was recently asked the question, "When you look at your friends who are a different skin color than you, does that cause anything between your relationship with them?"

At first I was confused, I didn't quite understand what was being asked...but then I caught on. I was just taken back by it that I almost didn't believe it.

Does skin color effect my friendships? Does that change the way that I see someone? Does that have anything to do with the fact that I'm their friend or not?

Hell no. What kind of question is that?

My only answer I could come up with was "Well, to be honest, if someone were to ask me if my friend were African American or not, I would just say she's Tori, my best friend." 

I grew up with a father who never let me have friends of different skin tones, which was just ridiculous. I grew up with eyes of equality, and seeing what was happening in my own home were things I never wanted outside of it. 

I love everybody for who they are. Color is just a color, a word I only associate with crayons and art supplies. It's never been a factor in my relationships with people....and it never will be. 

HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction
22-25, F
1 Response Jul 25, 2012

:) It's good that you had mind of your own and made your own decisions on friendship.