Ashlyn Sullivan wrote a blog post in December 2014 that is still buzzing over the internet. Ashlyn works as a waitress in Wichita, Kansas and she wrote the post because six drunk teenage guys had given her a hard time at her work and made rude comments about her relationship. She said she had tried to use her boyfriend to get them to behave initially, but things got out of hand when she showed them a photo of her and her black boyfriend.
Ashlyn says one of them resorted to racist abuse, asking; “Awh girl, why are you dating a n*gger? They ain’t gone treat you right.”
There was a blow up and it was later that Ashlyn wrote the blog post titled, "I am not dating a Racial Slur", and defending her boyfriend which has now gone viral. Read an excerpt below...
Let me just get this straight though.
I am not dating a N*gger.
(My hands feel dirty for even just typing that word.)
I am dating a man with the smoothest brown skin, and curly hair.
I am dating a respectable, hardworking man that would do anything to make me smile at the end of the day.
I am dating a man who helps me buy groceries, wash laundry, and even clean my apartment even though he has other things to do, works 40 hours a week, and it’s not his job.
I am dating a man that holds doors open for me and everyone else behind him EVERY TIME.
I am dating a man who has never been arrested, and doesn’t walk around acting like a fool.
I am dating a humble man, someone who puts others before himself.
I am dating a man who loves motorcycles, and music.
I am dating a man with a future.
I am dating a man who tells me I look pretty in glasses and pajamas that I haven’t taken off for two days in a row.
I am dating a man who loves to cook, and is sooooo good at it.
I am dating a man that spoils me.
I am dating a man who loves God.
I am dating a man who loves me unconditionally.
Although this has not been common, it is not the first time people have said stuff like this to me for dating an African American as a white girl.
Why do people care?
Why make it a big deal?
Why even bring race into the picture?
Why not just leave it as I am dating the man mentioned above without any indicators as to what race he or myself is?
Wake up people, it is almost 2015.
Why are we not seeing people like God sees them?
We are all human, no matter what you hair, skin, or eye color is.. we all bleed red.
I cannot stand the ignorance of some people in this world.
I could make a thousand posts over this subject, but I’ll leave it at this for now.
Quit judging people based on skin color, judge people based on actions. End of story.