Because this love is so huge, there may even be a chance of the both of them successfully challenging societal norms, including norms inherent within the system of racism.
Learning that at a young age fundamentally changes how one dates, but it’s not all bad.
Recently, NPR has been delving into the dating world across racial and cultural lines with some poignant exposes.
Good things are happening though and as a society we’re becoming more accepting of interracial couples.
This past weekend, PBS aired the most recent episode of where Lady Rose is caught kissing a gorgeous black jazz musician.
Swanbrow further contends that this is in contrast to the 25 percent of married Asian American women who have Caucasian spouses, and 45 percent of cohabitating Asian American women who have Caucasian American men— a percentage higher than Caucasian women who choose to cohabitate with Asian men (44 percent) (as cited by Wikipedia.org).
Based on these statistics, contends that these numbers suggest just how prevalent intimate interracial contact is greatly underestimated—particularly when research solely focuses only on interracial marriage-related data only.Yet regardless if one seeks to become more racially enlightened by dating someone of a different race than themselves, it is still important to question why Whites—particularly White Americans—are viewed as the most sought after mate in the interracial dating/marriage cannon.For those that simply refuse to believe (or perhaps may find it too painful to believe) that this type of prejudicial thinking exist, it is important to also wonder if this type of race-based preference is based solely on choice, or purely based on influences related to systematically influenced racial stereotyping and prejudice.In this sense, if interracial relationships suggest the exclusion of racism and prejudice, then why are Whites—particularly White Americans—the most likely candidate to be involved in interracial relationships?It is pretty fair to assume that this preference is based on a pre-existing belief that having a white companion—specifically a white female companion—is the best companion to have because of preconceived notions established and upheld by the systematic oppression inherent in racism.Some people fetishize racism or people of various races, or try to make interracial attractions, sex or relationships seem like they're about a lack of racism when it's actually about playing right into or enabling racism.