Erik | Loving Day

Erik

Thu, 06/11/2009 - 3:08am -- ande7911
State (if you are in the U.S.A): 
Minnesota
Country: 
United States
Age: 
22
Occupation: 
Student

I wanted to tell a tale about my life and how it coincidentally goes with Loving Day. I am a white male from a small town outside of Madison, WI. My town has few minorities and my high school class had a total of 2 out of 165 that weren't white. So that should basically give you an idea of how I grew up. Now, I went to school at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities so you can imagine things not changing much. But they did, very much so. I joined Kappa Alpha Psi, a predominantly African-American fraternity, became an officer in the Black Student Union, joined an African Methodist Church (including the gospel choir) and was a member of Impact Movement (black version of Campus Crusaders). To top it all off I began dating outside of my race. I've dated interracially for about 4 years now. Mostly African but my current girlfriend for almost a year now happens to be Jamaican. I love dating interracially especially since it wasn't a plan, it just happened. Now this is the kicker -- I was born on Loving Day! My birthday is June 12th. Once I figured that out about a month ago I was amazing. It was like it was meant to be. I thought it would be appropriate to share that story with you. Hope you liked it. =)