Anything wrong with calling interracial dating 'swirling'?
Ever since the book Swirling: How to Date, Mate & Relate, Mixing Race, Culture and Creed came out I have come across a number of articles criticizing the book and the use of the term "swirling" in reference to interracial dating.
So I ask: Is there anything wrong with calling interracial dating "Swirling"? Does it really matter what one chooses to call interracial dating?
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The thing is, when people come up with phrases like "chocolate in my crème", "swirling" … These are just but representations… Just the way one would react negatively to a cute interracial couple minding their own business is the same way one would react to interracial dating being referred to as Swirling. If someone somewhere felt it is like some "Dairy Queen soft serve" because the "Dairy Queen soft serve" combination is heavenly, why not let them enjoy licking their swirl?
I don't think obsession to color and interracial dating is what makes one say: I love my chocolate with some vanilla in it. These are just expressions. And if some people aren't comfortable with the use of the word swirling in this context, no one has shoved it down their throats. No one has said: "From this day forth, swirling replaces interracial dating. No one should use interracial dating".
Well, somewhere towards the end of the article, she figures it's none of her business saying: "Sure, if you want to call it 'swirling' because you think it's a cutesy word, go right ahead. But there are those who prefer simply call it what it is. Dating or a relationship." - My point exactly. Let those who are comfortable with swirling call it swirling. Let those who prefer interracial dating call it that too. Last time I checked, its a free world... free for all to express themselves however they feel fit!
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