Interracial dating issue

20 Aug

“Silence is really the enemy,” said Erica Chito Childs, a Hunter College sociology professor who has researched and written extensively about interracial relationships.

At times, I was shocked at how little he ever thought about race before me, and that was something that worried me when I first started falling for him.

Would it have been different if my husband were Indian? “In the past few years, I’ve been needing more connection with my culture, I listen to more Latin music now, I watch movies in Spanish — I need those touchstones now, in a way I didn’t before,” said Alejandra Ramos, a TODAY Tastemaker who is Puerto Rican and has been married to a Ukranian-born Jewish man for seven years.

As with any successful relationship, your partner can’t be your everything.

While marrying someone of a different race can have added challenges, if you go in with your eyes and heart wide open, you can face those challenges together and come out stronger.

At least that’s what the experts tell me; I’ve only been married seven months, so what do I know?