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).
I spent almost a year working on it, and it goes into far more depth about things like the "double standards" between how black men and black women view interracial dating, the issues facing bi-racial children, and why it is that some women who should know better choose "bad boys" instead of the "nice men" they say they want!
Race does complicate things for some young people, but I think it's getting better.
I also think it's helpful to live in a diverse area like Washington, DC where there are so many different kinds of people.
We'd occasionally get negative comments from strangers who apparently mistook him for black. I'm glad you are writing about interracial marriage._______________________ Fairfax, VA: Do you think that boys have a harder time dealing with being biracial or is it just as hard for girls? I think it really just depends on the child and the prevailing attitudes of the environment they live in.Some kids have a hard time, some sail through-- just like any other adolescents.However I often find myself criticizing successful black men who seem to only date white women.I know it seems quite a hypocritical position to take (pot calling the kettle black!Karyn Folan: I have found that the longer my husband and I are together, the less I notice things like this.