Advantages and disadvantages of interracial dating
Therefore, in the process of choosing Husband #2, factors such as his willingness to stick to a budget, openly share his thoughts and feelings on a regular basis and a firm commitment to marital fidelity were much more important to me than the color of his skin.I was single for twelve years between my first and second marriages and in that time dated men from a wide variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, including an African-American computer programmer, a Caucasian correctional officer, a Japanese doctor, a Hispanic graduate student, and an East Indian college professor just to name a few.With the cultural globalization phenomena, cross cultural marriage has become a current issue.And either it comes from a whirlwind romance or an internet-based relationship, a cultural clash comes to add stress on the already stressing lives of most families nowadays.However, this doesn’t hide the fact that interracial relationships are faced with an additional set of challenges that same-race relationships are not.With the help of interracial and same-race couples alike, we have come up with a list of the pros and cons of being in an interracial relationship.When it comes to raise children, I entirely agree the influence of another cultural pattern of behavior can be extremely positive, as it might broaden their minds.Actually, only if both parents try to speak their own native language at home, the children are raised bilingual, which is a great thing nowadays.
His behavior is understandable considering his past encounters with whites, and this is one of the reasons parents are apprehensive about intermarriage.
Interracial dating isn't without its problems, but today interracial relationships enjoy more support in the United States than they have at any point in history.
While two decades ago, fewer than half of Americans approved of interracial marriage, now 65 percent of all Americans support such relationships, and 85 percent of young people do.
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).