Why don’t you date your own kind?
In today’s world, most people expect their parents to have gotten over their anxiety about interracial dating. In fact, most parents give their kids the “we are all equal” talk … well up UNTIL they start dating out. But that said and however supportive our parents appear to be, one parent, in a new Anderson 360 study admitted that “When you see your kid always steering towards a different race, you want to make sure that he doesn’t have a problem with his own race… Because we’d never seen him with a black girlfriend”, says the father to a black teenager – who always dates white girls.
Looking at what the study portrayed, sometimes our parents aren’t directly against our interracial relationships. Some are just worried that the challenges interracial couples face will spill over to the relationship between the two as a couple. Others just wonder why?
Well, Jimmy’s dad got me re-examining my own relationships. Do I date out because I have something against women of my own race? Can you honestly answer this “why not your own kind” question?