Teenagers and Racism
Question: "My Girlfriend Is Racist, I Love Her But I Don't Know What To Do About It." "She Is Terrible At School Toward Other Kids Who Are Different." "What Should I Do?"
Answer: This is a heavily packed question, and I am going to enjoy answering this one, thank you. If you can discuss this matter with your parents, that is best. To answer you directly, love can be a strong emotion for teens and if you love your girlfriend, talk to her about your feelings against her ideologies. If she is unable to resolve what you perceive as racism, then you must make the best decision for yourself going forward in your relationship..
Teens in relationships commonly believe that they need to be dedicated to their signifiant others like being married. You are not married, and it is easy to walk away from someone who does not seem to fit with your personality. It is much better to learn who you are now and what you will or will not tolerate from another person.
Love yourself 1st and that will empower you to make a final decision about whether you can deal with racist behavior from your girlfriend. It is never cool to be hurtful toward another person. Here are a few tips:
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