Pro cons of interracial dating

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Being the “lone white guy” was a new experience for him when he first began attending church with me, for example.

Though he now enjoys the worship services immensely, his responsiveness to situations where his African-American friends might be reluctant to accept an invitation to accompany him to a country and western bar or some other venue where the presence of other African-Americans is unlikely has been greatly increased.

Disapproval of family members may result in estrangement and a lack of necessary support networks.

Even strangers can sometimes inject undue stress into interracial relationships through unkind words, stares and other rejecting behaviors.

This awareness helps to make him much more sensitive to the need to put forth extra effort toward making newcomers to any situation feel welcomed and included no matter what their race.

Dispelling Stereotypes Interactions between me and my Caucasian in-laws and the merging of our extended families have helped to eliminate a lot of preconceived notions on both sides.

Census Bureau, Black-White marriages have increased from 65,000 in 1970 to 422,000 in 2005.

As an African-American woman who has been twice married, first to a fellow African-American and currently to a Caucasian man, I found the question as to whether there are pros and cons to interracial marriage an interesting one.

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However, my husband’s large and raucous Irish-American clan is the biggest group of huggers and kissers I’ve ever known.Having experienced both a same race and an interracial marriage I would guess that my perspective may be somewhat more balanced than many.When I compare my first marriage to my African-American college sweetheart, which failed after just five years to my current four year old marriage to a Caucasian man, it is most interesting to me that the ups and downs within both of those relationships have had very little to do with race.Extra effort may be required to enable children to positively identify with the duality of their backgrounds and to learn how to confidently handle those awkward, “What are you? Interestingly, there is a surprising lack of academic research comparing the divorce rates of interracial couples with those of same race couples.However, Seattle-based, clinical psychologist, Maria Root, Ph. asserted in her article, “The Color of Love” that the divorce rates of interracial couples were only slightly higher than those of same race couples.

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