In 1980, 6.7 percent of marriages were interracial. The concern for many parents seems to be whether the couple will face more challenges as a result of marrying outside of their race. We all have a friend whose parents were upset when they dated outside their race, and we all know a couple or two whose in-laws don’t like them simply because of their race or nationality.Yet our teens, two generations ahead of our parents, are probably the most open-minded when it comes to race.I live in New York City, a widely liberal city where seeing an interracial couple is no big deal.It’s a commonplace sight and no one ever really has a problem with it, right?Well, not totally correct, according to a new study which says that many parents still object to their kids dating interracially.Ironically, there has been a steady increase in interracial dating and marriage since the 80s, reports Huffington Post. In fact, I’d bet they haven’t.” “It’ll be great, baby. I worried about everything from how I held my fork to what my culinary tastes meant as far as cultural divides. When not working or writing, Carmel can be seen at movie theaters and on the streets of Philadelphia pedaling her 3-speed cruiser. ” “Because I’m not sure your parents are ready to see you with someone like me. And I’m not sure they’ve sat down at a dinner table with their son’s black girlfriend. As much as I love to eat, it was the last thing I wanted to do when I first met his parents. I’ve encountered different forms of prejudice since a young age. I realized that past experience informs you only so much, that each new experience is just that, new. In her spare time, she writes about love and romance from an interracial perspective for The Big Fling.
Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment.Telling Parents and Siblings if You Live at Home Telling Your Family as an Adult Dealing With Prejudices in Your Family Community Q&A Once socially frowned upon in some cultures, more and more people accept interracial dating and marriage as a non-issue these days.One factor that still inhibits interracial relationships is a fear that family will react negatively and reject the relationship. I didn’t phrase it so sentimentally at the dinner table, but I got it across in a way that felt genuine.
And for some reason, it gave me a bit of confidence. Even at a young age, I was moved by her selflessness and commitment to others.
They didn’t hate him because he was a theater major and out of work actor.