Paper on interracial dating
When I was a new mother living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 2010, I often forgot that my infant son, Harper, didn’t look like me.
As I pushed him around the neighborhood, I thought of him as the perfect brown baby, soft-skinned and tulip-lipped, with a full head of black hair, even if it was the opposite of my blond waves and fair skin.“He’s adorable. ” a middle-aged white woman asked me outside Barnes & Noble on Broadway one day, mistaking me for a nanny.“I am his mother,” I told her.
As representatives of different races, cultures, and ethnicities increasingly meet each other on a daily basis, interracial dating becomes reality for many couples.
It happens naturally as people are attracted to each other my similarity of souls, ideas, and characters that can transgress racial boundaries.
An interracial couple can celebrate the holidays of both cultures, learn about each other’s family history, and so on.Of the 3.6 million adults who wed in 2013, 58 percent of American Indians, 28 percent of Asians, 19 percent of blacks and 7 percent of whites have a spouse whose race is different from their own.Asian women are more likely than Asian men to marry interracially.“His daddy is Filipino.”“Well, good for you,” she said.It’s a sentiment that mixed-race couples hear all too frequently, as interracial marriages have become increasingly common in the United States since 1967, when the Supreme Court’s decision in Loving v. The story of the couple whose relationship led to the court ruling is chronicled in the movie, “Loving,” now in theaters.