Last Updated: June 2, References. This article was co-authored by Collette Gee. Prior to Collette's coaching business, she worked in the mental health field as a psych nurse which has helped inform her practice to create and sustain happy, healthy meaningful romantic relationships. There are 10 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 76, times. Once socially frowned upon in some cultures, more and more people accept interracial dating and marriage as a non-issue these days.
Parents Pass Along the Bias Against Interracial Marriage
Is it racist? How Parents React to Interracial Relationships. - 11 and more
If relationships were as simple as finding someone of the same race, then no one would be single. Online dating sites would make no money at all, and the divorce rate would be slim to none. Personalities are the tipping point that will make your relationship that much better or so much worse. For a segment of the population, interracial dating is absolutely not an option. They are very much set on continuing families with someone of a similar race, culture, and even skin complexion. They have as much right to date within their own demographics as those who choose not to. Testing the waters is fine, too.
5 Instances When Interracial Dating Is a Problem
Yet, it might also feel natural, since many Asian parents would rather their child date someone of their own ethnicity. Alice : It might feel that way sometimes, but I think for the most part, the core of the matter has nothing to do with racism and everything to do with the importance of family and the desire of our immigrant parents to communicate with their in-laws. I often feel that our parents have to do a delicate dance around each other, with mine trying to perform their duties and avoid any American faux pas on top of Chinese ones.
It's hard to believe it was only 40 years ago that the Supreme Court voted unanimously in Loving v. Virginia to end the country's anti-miscegenation laws. It was a ruling that was supposed to wash away the final stain of the Jim Crow era, yet, according to the Pew Research Center , interracial marriage was not truly accepted until the late s. In fact, it was only two years ago that a Louisiana justice of the peace was asked to resign after refusing to marry an interracial couple. And just four months ago in Little Rock, Ark.