When I began middle school, my mother told me that I could marry anyone I wanted: Your family members love you and want you to be happy, so when they see how happy you are with your partner, they will hopefully be happy for you too. Here are three tips should you go down that potentially bumpy, yet rewarding path:. If your folks draw the line and ask you to leave home over this, then you will have to make a tough choice. Yes No.
When I began middle school, my mother told me that I could marry anyone I wanted:
Bringing Home the Wrong Race
For example, if an African-American man grew up with salespeople following him around stores as though he might steal something, do you think that affected his opinions and beliefs about how the world works? One way to begin, in the process of getting to know a new partner, is to maybe include some questions like, was the school you went to diverse, do you have diverse friends? This is great advice for any couple, but particularly an interracial one. He explained that, weeks before, he had begun a campaign to make his parents like, accept or at least not hate me, and to not disown him. Have you dated interracially before and if so, how did your family react? Realize that you do not need your family's approval. View all New York Times newsletters.