How people feel about interacial dating
Some people admit that they went into an interracial relationship with some faulty assumptions about the other person. When Jeremy took her to meet his friends, she worried that they would be racist.“In fact, they were all lovely people,” she said.When Crystal Parham, an African-American lawyer living in Brooklyn, told her friends and family members she was dating Jeremy Coplan, 56, who immigrated to the United States from South Africa, they weren’t upset that he was white, they were troubled that he was from a country that had supported apartheid. Parham doubted she could date him, although he swore he and his family had been against apartheid. Coplan reassured her that he was unfazed; he was falling for her. “I had my own preconceived ideas.”Marrying someone so different from yourself can provide many teachable moments.Christine Cannata, a 61-year-old retiree, and her longtime African-American partner, Rico Higgs, 68, recently moved from Atlanta — where their relationship sometimes attracted unwanted attention — to Venice, Fla., a predominantly white city where they say neither one feels like anyone blinks at their relationship. They’re an older couple, they’re in love, and no matter who the crowd is, Mr. Higgs had been stopped by the police of that city for what Ms. One time, officers pulled them over three blocks from their house; they wanted to know what he was doing in the car and asked to see his identification.“When you love someone, it’s hard to watch them be treated differently,” Ms. Higgs says, “It always makes things go smoother.”Katy Pitt, a 31-year-old consultant in Chicago, recalled being at a party in the months after her engagement to Rajeev Khurana. And as of late, he’s feeling less certain that he wants to stay in Lincoln Park, the upscale Chicago neighborhood where they now reside. Pitt’s idea to start househunting in more diverse areas of the city.Both are enormously grateful for the acceptance their families have shown them, and talked about how Ms. During a conversation with an acquaintance, the man, who was intoxicated, said: “So you’re getting married? “If we have kids, we don’t want our kids growing up in a homogeneous area where everybody looks the same,” Mr. “There’s something to be said about interacting with people from different backgrounds.”People of some races tend to intermarry more than others, according to the Pew report.However, there are cultural contexts where interracial marriage poses significant barriers to acceptance of the marriage and/or the children of the marriage.Interracial marriages are becoming more common in many societies.
According to a 2015 Pew report on intermarriage, 37 percent of Americans agreed that having more people marrying different races was a good thing for society, up from 24 percent only four years earlier; 9 percent thought it was a bad thing.Colossians makes it clear that from God's perspective all are one in Christ.The Bible is clear that when both parties are believers (equally yoked), interracial marriage is not wrong. This brings the share of all interracial or interethnic marriages to a historic high of 8.4%, according to Pew Research Center data. It's been less than 50 years since blacks and whites have been able to legally marry, thanks to the Supreme Court, and 15.1% of new marriages in 2010 were between different races or ethnicities.