Read on for some common things people hear when they're in an interracial relationship (that they really could do without):1. "One thing I get a lot of is women who want to tell me all about the black boyfriend they had in college whom their parents made them break up with. Why don't you marry a nice Latina who will cook for you? There are many things we hear (and see) from others regarding our interracial relationship, but the thing I hear most and would like to change is, 'You are so brave to go out into the world together. ' I know that it's meant as support and a compliment, but I do wish it wasn't 'brave.' What else are we to do? One of the funniest things I have heard regarding my interracial marriage was from my sister (who is black and is married to a black man).
Another thing we both get is, 'You must be so proud of Barack Obama! Blogspot"I'd get things like, 'So, you're dating a white guy because a black guy couldn't handle you as a strong women? From his Hispanic side of the family, they'd say, 'Why don't you just settle down with a nice Latina girl who will cook for you? " — Jasmyn, 25Tumblr"I've dated a few white guys who were German in the past, and I've had numerous black guy friends always say, 'Oh ... My husband was about to leave for the store and he gave me a kiss and said he loved me, and after he left, my sister said, 'Dang ... ' My response to her was, 'Jerks come in all colors - I just have a great husband!
A: Nothing that you wouldn't say to someone who's dating within their race. I'm down with the swirl too.' From black guys: 'Why are you going out with that white boy?
You'd think it would be obvious, but alas, people can say some pretty stupid things when it comes to interracial dating and relationships. Buzzfeed"My hubby and I have been married for fourteen years - he's black and I'm white. " — Tsara, 39Word Press"I am black and my husband is white.
The oldest generation currently being tracked, the “Silent” generation (those born between 19), has steadily become more racially liberal over time, though they remain significantly less likely to approve of interracial dating than are those in younger generations (68% in 2009).
These surveys have found Millennials very accepting of interracial dating since the opinions of this generation first were tracked in 2003 (in 2003, 92% of Millennials agreed that it was all right for blacks and whites to date).
When the first Generation Xers began to be tracked in the late 1980s, about two-thirds of this generation (those born between 19) agreed that it was “all right for blacks and whites to date each other.” By the time all members of that generation had reached age 18, fully 85% agreed with the statement — about the same proportion as does so today (86%).
The opinions of Baby Boomers (those born between 19) became more accepting of black-white dating in the early 1990s and have steadily become more so; in recent years, Boomers have become almost as accepting of interracial dating as Gen Xers.
The percentage of white Millennials saying they have black friends (56%) is about the same as the percentage of black Millennials who say they have white friends (55%).
There is little difference on this question between Millennials and Americans ages 30 to 49.