As someone else I interviewed said "Screwed up parents, screwed up child." This is absolutely correct, I think. Folan, As a black woman who recently graduated from Harvard Law School, we have a lot in common!
We need to make sure we have stable loving relationships with our spouses. I appreciate your perspective and wonder if I could ask what your thoughts are on the statistic quoted in the article regarding the percentage of black men with white women (I believe 73% of black/white relationships? As a person who is currently in a serious relationship with a white man, I embrace your motto!
I do hope that you will pick up a copy of "Don't Bring Home A White Boy (And Other Notions That Keep Black Women from Dating Out).
And there's a perception that there will be real problems if too many black women date or marry outside of it.
I think a lot of those resentments stem from insecurities about our value-- and as I well know, we ALL have to work on that. Acknowledge your feelings, and then try to understand where they come from.
Not to sound too "granola" here but the work is always within.
To me, they're just "my family" not my "interracial family." _______________________ Washington, DC: I am a white man in a relationship with a black woman and we recently were out with four other couples celebrating a friends birthday. I suspect that there is a huge shift taking place, and I personally believe this a huge step toward greater racial healing in our country.
Three of the couples were white/black, one was black/mixed race and one was black/black. _______________________ Raleigh, NC: I am a black woman who already has a son by a black man.
Race does complicate things for some young people, but I think it's getting better.