Parents against interracial dating
Over 40% of poll respondents identified Black, Hispanic and Middle Eastern as groups of which their parents would disapprove.
Senior Stanley Li explains, “Considering our parents are from a previous generation, they’re more conservative in their views.” Junior Elina Niyazov commented that her parents’ disapproval of certain races “is something so obvious that they don’t need to say it.” When certain members of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) were asked if they cared to comment, few said that they would disapprove of their children being in an interracial couple.
We met as counselors at a summer Christian camp where we had the wonderful opportunity to counsel together and bring five kids to Christ.
I have talked to them only once about it and after seeing their hurt, led them to believe that I was going to discontinue the relationship.
I actually had the intention of doing so but could not do it, because he has made me so happy and been such a wonderful part of my life.
I hope you can help, because this is probably the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with in my lifetime.
I am a 20-year-old white college student who is very close to her family.