fall in love, neither differences in race nor religion can prevent them from tying the knot.
Mixed couples become almost blind to their polar lifestyles and backgrounds after forming a serious relationship.
He was afraid that his daughter would experience the same racism and discrimination he had gone through, and thus did not want his daughter to have relations with a Caucasian.
His behavior is understandable considering his past encounters with whites, and this is one of the reasons parents are apprehensive about intermarriage.
Interracial dating is, quite frankly, the reason we are all here today.
We are merely the offspring of many interracial and multi-ethnic peoples mating and continuing the species.
Although mixed ethnicity families exist and are on the rise, we cannot deny the fact that nearly 60 years ago, there are 24 states across the country that had laws prohibiting marriage between individuals of diverse races.
Sometimes opening your mind and heart to love isn’t enough. A lot of people have been trapped by this dogma of thinking their relationship is perfect because they are different from the rest.
You must also think about cultural differences such as flirting and communicating. This is really very important in interracial dating because it prevents miscommunications and misunderstanding. While it may sound so awesome to you, everybody else knows, this is not true.
Though mixed couples are often scrutinized and put under great pressure from their families and society, the trend of intermarriage will continue to grow and have a very positive affect on the families formed. Miller, an Asian woman, introduced her Caucasian boyfriend Jim to her family, she said, “He [her father] shook Jim’s hand and grunted while looking away when they were introduced.
For the most part, parents of mixed couples do not accept inter-racial and inter-religious relationships, or are at least hesitant about the idea at first. At dinner, he ignored Jim completely, speaking only in Chinese to my aunt (who, incidentally, was surprised to discover he could even speak Chinese)” (Miller 80).