Interracial dating sociological problem
Sharma’s stepfather, like her mother, is Indian and she said he has reservations. “He thinks I should just marry an Indian.” Her mother, on the other hand, “loves him.” Although she sees no problem with dating a black male, Sharma said a division still exists between black and white students.
“It’s difficult to introduce anyone to your parents,” said Katie Pike, senior international business major.
Nama described a recent news story about New York Yankees player Derek Jeter that discussed his dating of women from various races and ethnic groups.
Jeter allegedly received threatening letters calling him a “traitor to his race” for dating white women. Similar threatening letters that denounced interracial relationships were sent to other public figures, including U. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Jason Taylor, and the parents of tennis star James Blake, according to a story from the Associated Press.
That fact led one Northwestern University professor to write a book advocating for more black women to consider dating men outside their own race – specifically, white men – if they’re looking to get married.
Though opinion polls show that people are becoming more accepting of interracial relationships, progress is still somewhat slow, according to Kouri.
Strong beliefs in each group that one should marry within their own race remain strong for both blacks and whites, Kouri said.
Kamala Harris and businesswoman Mellody Hobson have in common? But despite these real-world examples of interracial relationships, a 2010 Pew Research Center report found that black women are the least likely group of women to marry, especially outside of their own race.
“Right from age 16 and forward, black women start outnumbering black men.