Thursday , August 6 2020

White Woman Lists All The Things She Had To Learn After Marrying A Black Man, Goes Viral

Pamela Chandler got seriously fed up with all the posts in her social media feeds arguing that ‘racism isn’t a thing’. People in her online social circles were saying they are tired of the protests and didn’t understand Black Lives Matter. So, to give everyone a chance to broaden their worldview, Pamela — a white woman who is married to a black man — shared an open letter on Facebook about how racism has shaped her family’s everyday life.

And it really resonated with people. Pamela’s post has received over 124,000 reactions and 127,00 shares, and the numbers just keep getting bigger.

Image credits: Pamela Chandler

Image credits: Walter Chandler

Image credits: Pamela Chandler

Image credits: Walter Chandler

“Me and Walter met seven years ago on Twitter,” Pamela told Bored Panda. “He retweeted something I wrote, we started talking and never stopped.”

Fast forward a year after the two of them started chatting online, and Walter moved from the Bronx in New York City to Ohio to marry Pamela. The similarities in their sense of humor and core values, like faith, love, and family, were just too strong.

Image credits: Walter Chandler

The woman has received so much positive feedback over her post that she even created a family blog, called The Chandler Crew to connect with like-minded people all over the globe.

But as much as Pamela is happy that she got people to talk about such a difficult subject, she is still bothered it was her, a white woman, whose perspective has been going viral when “plenty of people of color have spoken to these issues many times.”

Image credits: Walter Chandler

“I’ve always known that we [as a society] needed to work for more racial unity but I got an inside and unique perspective of what it’s like to live as a different race by being married to a black man,” Pamela explained.

However, the woman doesn’t think that our racial problems are too big for us; Pamela still believes we can untangle them. “I see society improving. People are willing to talk about it, engage, learn, and try to be better humans. I think we are all trending upwards as a society, and I think that’s great.”

But still, it bothers her that it’s her perspective — that of a white woman — that’s going viral when “plenty of people of color have spoken to these issues many times.”
Here’s what people said after reading Pamela’s post

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