Jarrett: You have beautiful mixed babies out there that people are going gaga over. When we started dating, I was exposed to how a lot of Dominican women like to get their hair done. They go to a salon or at home, they wash their hair and put it in the rolos and they sit under a hot dryer. I wash my hair and let it air dry — put it in a bun, braid it.
My plan is that this country continues to have multicultural babies until they're all a shade of brown. In the beginning his mom asked me, before we went out, "Oh, what about your hair? So I grew up with the mentality that we need more liberties. We're both the type who would leave a fancy, romantic restaurant to go get a slice of pizza.
She just wants to date a white guy."Ryan: I dated Latinas previously. Even I wondered after we first met, "Is he going to be really cheap and have a lot of money? " Ryan looked at me and said, "I never thought about that." He seemed to think that if the baby were brown, they wouldn't be able to relate. My family is very small, and Janet's family is very big, and they live 10 blocks away from us. I also feel that Ryan should teach him about the Jewish religion.
There's a stereotype that when you see a Latina ... Connor is going to get more than his fair share of his Hispanic side. When he's older, it really is up to him what religion he wants to be. If you take the child to church every Sunday, you're not letting them choose.
Jarrett: I'm thinking of a time where we were in a social setting, and a white male decided to call me "my nigga." I knew this person, but he wasn't my friend. I'll love them regardless if they're white, black, yellow, green — it doesn't matter." Our country has some catching up to do.
Now that I'm thinking of it, I'm gonna have me a North West baby. " I just said, "I wear it like this."Juan: I always thought that was normal; I thought every girl did it like that. Christine has a different mentality because of the way she grew up in America. Janet: Ryan was the first white guy I dated, but I've always been attracted to white guys.
Christine: We'd talked about the fact that Juan is 100 percent Dominican, born there, and then came here when he was little. There's that difference between [Latin] cultures in the islands and those on the [U. This is an ongoing conversation within the Latin community. But I've come to realize I'm probably more American than she is! Even as a little girl, I had a crush on Joey Mc Intyre from New Kids on the Block.
We attend church regularly, and we eat lots of spicy, salty, fried, carby things.
Keeping the balance between both Latino and American cultures can be a little tricky. Things like dating, for example, are often a little troublesome.