One way to begin, in the process of getting to know a new partner, is to maybe include some questions like, was the school you went to diverse, do you have diverse friends? Have you dated interracially before and if so, how did your family react? At times, I was shocked at how little he ever thought about race before me, and that was something that worried me when I first started falling for him. But his ability to be open and honest about the things he didn't know and his willingness to learn, rather than be defensive, eventually won me over. To be honest, I just assumed that deep down, he and his family were probably racist.
Interracial Relationships - What's The Problem
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Nadra Kareem Nittle has written about education, race, and cultural issues for a variety of publications including the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and Change. Updated May 30, Interracial couples , marriages, and relationships are more common today than ever before in the United States. Marriages between people of different races reached a record high of 8. Despite the rising rate of interracial marriage, mixed-race couples not only continue to face scrutiny and disapproval but sweeping generalizations from outsiders.
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But what do you do when the insults get uncomfortably personal? After Tran, who is Asian, faced a wave of backlash for having a white partner, she made a documentary exploring the judgment Asian women face for dating white men. The minute piece, which was created in partnership with YouTube's Creators for Change program , tells us a ton about interracial relationships.
They were first passed in the s to prevent freed Black slaves from marrying Whites and the biracial children of White slave owners and African slaves from inheriting property. It was not until , during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, that the U. Supreme Court ruled in the Loving v. Virginia case that such laws were unconstitutional.