The researchers interviewed 38 interracial daters, composing 19 “Black and White couples.” Participants ranged in age from 19 to 50 years; all were in established relationships.
Participants, during interviews, were generally asked about a) how they told family/friends they were dating outside of their race and, b) their own experiences with disapproval for their interracial relationship.
But by doing the work that needs to be done, interracial couples aspire to transform the cultural context in which race relations are understood…” Follow me on Twitter @therealdrsean. On our way there I was nervous that we wouldn't get it because we are a mixed couple..reaction was "Well if we don't get it I will know it's only because of ONE THING..you are white!!! I have 3 Bi-racial children and that adds a whole other layer to the situation.
" I laughed so hard, expelling all my anxiety, and knew I loved him even more in that moment! My ex husband who I was married to for 16 years was Caucasian and my current husband is Hispanic. It is harder for my 18 year old son to find his place in this world than my girls.
When protecting and managing their own face, the researchers found that participants often described “educating others…Rather than dwell on the offenses of others, interviewees continually turned the focus toward a sense of agency in moving others and the reality in general in a more positive direction.” This education occurred in various ways, including: I’ll conclude this research summary with the authors’ conclusions. Oh, yes, we definitely receive the looks, stares and sometimes the comments! People need to get over it if it doesn't affect their lives.