After all, interracial couples face discrimination that may lead to distinct disadvantages.
Because the United States remains racially stratified, however, it’s considered advantageous for members of oppressed groups to pair up with those of more powerful groups.
From the Antebellum Era on, such partnerships have allowed people of color to gain access to a quality of life that likely would’ve eluded them otherwise.
But just as some high-powered men pursue trophy wives, some members of minority groups pursue mates from the dominant culture for status. Your friends, colleagues and relatives are all dating interracially or have in the past. After all, you don’t want to be the odd one out or, even worse, the boring one.
Dating interracially with misguided motives will inevitably lead to problems.
You’ve dated a long line of losers—deadbeats, cheaters, manipulators.
The mates you seek out certainly won’t appreciate being used as fodder in the war with your parents.
If you disagree with your parents’ views on race, challenge them directly by broaching discussions about the issue with them.