Tuesday, June 9, 2009


This project made me understand how much these interracial relationships can be a touchy subject. Most people don’t know that there are far many more pros than there are cons, but there are problems that come up. I come from an interracial family my mother is African American and my father is Asian. I really didn’t know nothing about half of the things that goes on in interracial marriages because my father is back in China. I never thought about it being so many different topics and it being such a big topic most people talk about.

Here are some of the pros and cons:Culture: Dating out the your race you can learn a lot about that person’s traditions and customs, assuming they even observe them. This can be very interesting.Family History: Similar to culture, it is always very interesting to hear about how someone's family came to America or whatever country you may be living in. This can lead to deep discussion with both the person and the person's parents/family.Exotic: The overall feeling of being with someone of a different racial origin can be very appealing. In many cases it feels like something completely new and fresh, and you get to experience new things, such as culture and history as I already mentioned, among other things.In terms of other Pros, you can basically look forward to whatever else you enjoy in a relationship with a new person. I did research in I found this interesting store somwone wrote coming from an interracial relationship and it’s the best thing that happen to them. “Being white, I prefer Asian women, and being in my first interracial relationship in my entire life, I am very happy and love the new experience...its a relatively young relationship at this point but probably the best one I've ever had. However, there are problems that can occur within an interracial relationship that do not necessarily apply to the two people involved.”

This is someone who disagrees with interracial marriages Acceptance: It’s disgusting, but some people just can't accept the fact that people of different races can be together. I personally don't understand it, but for any of us born post 1960, it can be especially troublesome. The parents of our generation, particularly of those of us born within the past 2 or 3 decades (I was born in 1982 myself), we may have to deal with a parent or parents who look down on interracial relationships. Unfortunately they were young at a time where race riots and racial hatred was at its all time high, and that has influenced MANY people of the older generation. There are many people of that generation who accept it as well...you can't hold grudges for things that didn't even affect you, but some people are so reserved and traditionalist that the idea of a mixed couple is disturbing to them. It is best to ignore those types of people.

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