Here’s a post from Reddit about a black woman who married a supporter of White Trump and now regrets it.
My (26F) husband (32M) doesn’t understand why I’m so upset about race and politics (I’m a black woman).
I knew this could be a problem when we started dating. My husband is the kind of person who voted for shits and giggles twice for Obama and then for Trump. Of course, he voted for Biden this time around, but he really doesn’t understand the gravity of his bourgeois decisions.
His family are all ardent Trump supporters and, in my opinion, conspiracy theorists. My father-in-law recently told me that he would rather let his family die in the rapture (of COVID) than accept the “mark of the beast” (the vaccine). Then he looked me straight in the eye and said, “Hell is a real place.”
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During Thanksgiving, my brother-in-law kept calling my son and me the N-word in an angry text in which he said my husband lost his family as soon as he married me.
My husband now admits that The n word was spoken regularly in his home when he was raised by his father and brothers (including my husband). I realize that I got married to a racist family that I initially thought was just a family of conservative Christians.
I am the opposite. I am bisexual, liberal, grew up in a deliberately agnostic household, work in state government and attended a liberal arts college. I’ve always firmly believed that two people from different political backgrounds can get along and love each other, but this puts a strain on our marriage (which, to be completely honest, was a bit rocky).
We got into a big fight last night I tried putting our 11 month old to bed. He said the domestic terrorists we saw at the Capitol two days ago were as bad as the Black Lives Matter protesters. Because of this problem, tension with his family has been high for the past few days. I don’t hold back my opinion on social media. I told him, of course, that this is what he thought when he was raised in a racist family.
That triggered him and he started screaming that I’m too judgmental about this stuff and I’m ignorant because I can’t say people are racist just because they voted for Trump. I explained that there were many other reasons for me to think they were racist. I started crying because I was overwhelmed by the fact that I have to keep explaining myself and why racism touches me so deeply.
I’m also 10 weeks pregnant That increases my emotional burden.
I said that I don’t want to talk to his family anymore and he said that my behavior was “disgusting and selfish” and that I don’t know how the family works because I’m an only child. I just don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to explain to him why I am so deeply affected by the chaos in this country. I’ve tried over and over and it turns into an argument every time.