So, if you’re someone who believes we live in a post-racial society because we have a Black president, you probably won’t be the best long-term partner for a person of color. Your partner is not the “exception to the rule.” The belief that men of color are “thugs” and thus somehow unworthy of white respect is a widespread belief that is often exploited by the media and politics.
If you’re very happy with him and you know this is something you want to continue, you should tell your family.
Likewise, their dreams for their child to marry someone within their race aren’t going to disappear overnight.
You may discover that your date’s parents immediately embrace you, thrilled that their child has found someone so wonderful — obviously — as you.
In 1980, that share was just 3.2%” The Pew Report (which you can see here: implicates that interracial marriages, and associated romantic relationships, are on the rise.
Although new research documents that interracial daters are viewed as more attractive (see my summary here: readers should be reminded that some states only recently abolished laws banning interracial marriage: Alabama lifted their ban in 2000 (see: Racism, both overt and covert, is active in our society; one need only look at recent historical events to see veiled and visible racist commentary in response to Michael Brown and Eric Garner.