Do teens and their parents agree to interracial dating?
It’s the year 2015 and people not only in the United States but across the world have opened up to the idea of interracial dating. The anti – interracial relationship laws that prevailed in the United States were believed to be the biggest barricade in this regard. However, when they got scrapped in 1967, things changed drastically.
If statistics are taken into account, the number of interracial relationships went up from 3.2 percent in 1980 to around 9 percent in less than 25 years. While these are insignificant figures looking at the kind of diversity that you'd find in America, it still shows the increasing acceptance of interracial relationships in this part of the world.
In fact teens as well as their parents have begun to accept interracial friendships and relationships. In this multi – cultural society, parents are aware of the fact that their kids would get in touch with people of different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. In fact, a lot of parents encourage their kids to participate in diverse cultural and sports activities that would help them get in touch with other and eventually respect their beliefs.
Initially, it was seen that parents were a little hesitant when it came to interracial dating. Pressure from the society was another reason they did not support this. However, times have changed. Today, we find interracial couples everywhere – TV shows, movies and even at the local grocery stores. Indeed, interracial dating isn't looked at with disgust or disregard as it was considered to be about 3 decades ago.
According to a recent survey, about 40 percent of the Americans said they had no issues with dating someone outside their race. A lot of people went on to say that they had an interracial background too and wouldn’t mind if their kids find someone from a different race. To sum up, it can be said that a majority of families in the United States have opened up to interracial dating and find it nothing wrong to date someone from outside their race, as long as there is sizzling chemistry existing between the couple.