Downside to interracial dating
They had 7 children and only 2 of those 7 married other South Asians.The rest, including my grandmother, married and had children with Black Jamaican men.This makes no sense, but many people still hold on to this. From a personal perspective, I never saw interracial relationships as problematic…in spite of having grown up in a place and time where it was relatively rare (although this is, thankfully, no longer the case).Although I didn’t understand the details of it, my father’s mother was of South Asian decent: her parents were Bengalis who came to Jamaica as indentured servants.Are you dating Asian men because you want smart children? When you are dating, it is especially important to determine how the other person sees you.Both notions are incredibly foolish and dismissive of the deep and true qualities of romantic relationships. Are you being seen as a potential mate, or as this person’s next adventure?
I love sharing my experiences and opinions with others (hence why I’m a blogger).
And what unites us…as human beings…is the longing to find a mate, and be fully accepted by them.
Unfortunately the “battle for love” is one that is fought among people of all persuasions.
But they may feel alienated and not connected to your significant other. Just make sure that your significant other is supporting you unabashedly when their family is in the wrong. You don’t want to end up like that chick that was calling Dr. Shirking away from your lover in public is disrespectful on so many levels! I was tempted to put “The Black Community” there, but these issues are not unique to White/Black couplings.
If this is the case, take the high road and be polite, kind and thoughtful. Sadly, the minority community will label those who date outside of their race as “sellouts”.