Jillissa said, “I think people get excited to see a progressive, mixed race couple. There are, of course, those few friends that say something a little rude unintentionally every now and then.” On the other hand, Adam felt the pressures from his family regarding his choice of partner, and said, “I’ve gotten criticized by my family, especially since they’re very traditional Europeans, who, not to paint them in a bad light, aren’t the most tolerant people. Rodriguez tied the knot, her parents were very accepting of their decision. Yan strayed from her parents’ preferences when it came to her dating life, 71% of polled students said they would date someone of a different ethnic background even without their parents’ consent.
I feel judged, but, most explicit comments are positive ones usually just saying that we’re cute and such.” English teacher Katherine Yan has also experienced challenges throughout her relationship with her husband Sebastian Rodriguez, who is of Uruguayan heritage. Yan’s parents adamantly encouraged her to marry “a Chinese doctor.” However, living in New York City enabled them to gain a greater exposure to cultural diversity. This number shows a significant degree of student independence and even temerity when it comes to picking a partner, but members of the remaining 29% have a wide range of reasons for obeying their parents.
Because our predecessors resisted interracial dating, their beliefs have carried down to later generations, affecting our present day views on partners of a different race or ethnicity.
I don't necessarily have a problem with these guys, but my family always does.
On the other hand, I can't change who I am or who I like.