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.
That is, unless you count my first boyfriend – José – who, in the second grade, long-distance collect-called me from Puerto Rico and got me in a lot of trouble with my dad. But I think it’s worth revisiting these concepts within the context of romantic or sexual relationships. And the way we practice our allyship in those contexts should reflect that.
After all, our differences are a large part of what makes the "human experience" so special.
As a (socially) liberal west-coast American, I have been raised to think we should bring down all the walls of race and gender. I don't think we should be so hard on those trying to preserve their culture.
You’ll likely notice that interracial teen couples are on the rise yet at the same time, are just a matter of fact.
There is such less of a racial divide in today’s generation of kids.
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.– where affinity groups can be together without the presence of the oppressor – exist: so that tough conversations can be had with fewer guards up, so that you can communicate thousands of ideas in a single collective sigh, so that you can cry together with those who don’t just sympathize, but empathize.And while it’s important to be willing to talk to your partner about race and to feel comfortable bringing it up, it’s just as important to be willing to step back and recognize when your whiteness is intrusive. I’ve been the “But I love you, and you love me, and why can’t you share this with me? Because it’s really difficult to watch your partner hurt and not be let in. Maybe it isn’t appropriate for your partner to take you home to meet their parents.While it’s okay for conversations about white supremacy to make you uncomfortable (hey, we should be uncomfortable with that shit), being generally aware of how race plays out and feeling fairly well versed in Being honest about the ways in which race is complex – both inside and outside of your relationship – shows a willingness to engage with a part of your partner’s identity and experience in a way that really holds them.As a woman, I know that sometimes talking about gender with a male partner – even if he’s well versed in all things feminist – can feel exhausting.It seems that our children have been able to break the barrier of prejudice where many in our own generation still haven’t been quite able to do that just yet.