Dating out of race

17-Sep-2015 17:06

And we don’t really know if we want to hear it until we listen.Role/Reboot regular contributor Emily Heist Moss is a New Englander in love with Chicago, where she works in a tech start-up.Is it racist to categorically not date people of a certain race? But why would we assume that someone who gets us would look like us too?

***** The point here is not to go out and get yourself a __________ girlfriend or boyfriend to prove how politically correct you are; that’s it’s own kind of racist. When President Obama spoke after the George Zimmerman verdict, he said, “At least you ask yourself your own questions about, am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can?

Why would we rely on so imperfect a measure to rule out huge blocks of people?

But dating is not just about shared values and a sense of humor; if it were, we’d all just date our friends and life would be grand.

Interracial dating isn't without its problems, but today interracial relationships enjoy more support in the United States than they have at any point in history.

While two decades ago, fewer than half of Americans approved of interracial marriage, now 65 percent of all Americans support such relationships, and 85 percent of young people do.

***** The point here is not to go out and get yourself a __________ girlfriend or boyfriend to prove how politically correct you are; that’s it’s own kind of racist. When President Obama spoke after the George Zimmerman verdict, he said, “At least you ask yourself your own questions about, am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can?Why would we rely on so imperfect a measure to rule out huge blocks of people?But dating is not just about shared values and a sense of humor; if it were, we’d all just date our friends and life would be grand.Interracial dating isn't without its problems, but today interracial relationships enjoy more support in the United States than they have at any point in history.While two decades ago, fewer than half of Americans approved of interracial marriage, now 65 percent of all Americans support such relationships, and 85 percent of young people do.While we’re on the subject of appearance, let’s not pretend that our personal preferences are truly personal.