And while some gaffes can be overlooked and corrected with education, others are too painful to ignore or get past.
Black women talked to Vice about all of the above in a piece by Janae Price who shared, “While dating men of different races, I’ve found myself in some frustrating, awkward, unfortunate, and uncomfortable situations.
Things were going well, so he suggested I meet both his parents. She was interested in my family and the fact that they weren’t originally from the US.
She wanted to know things about Guyanese marriage and wedding traditions, dating customs, and mused about what it would be like to have mixed children.
Over the last several decades, the American public has grown increasingly accepting of interracial dating and marriage.
This shift in opinion has been driven both by attitude change among individuals generally and by the fact that over the period, successive generations have reached adulthood with more racially liberal views than earlier generations.
Eventually, I decided to break up with him, but every time I tried to he’d tell me not to take what his parents said to heart because they were old and traditional.