Asian parents and interracial dating
They hated him because he is black At the end of August, my husband and I will celebrate 12 years of marriage, but the years leading up to the so-called happiest day of my life were the most challenging years I’ve ever been through.Here’s the thing: I never ever planned marry a black man.As you may expect, dating is a little bit different in China than it is in most Western countries.The basics are the same—people are people everywhere—but there are still a few differences regarding culture and social cues to note.
Among Asian-Americans, interracial marriages have been on the decline since the 1980s while Asian interethnic marriages among members with heritage of a different Asian nation have been on the rise.
She says in recent decades sociologists have examined racialized assimilation, meaning that immigrants of color may be assimilating into American society in many ways, including the adoption of mainstream culture and becoming incorporated into American social structures while maintaining racial—and some degree of cultural—distinction.
“Interethnically married Asian-American couples, who remain racially distinct and are likely to be more successful in preserving aspects of their Asian ethnic cultures, may be incorporating into the US society in a different way that pushes us to question the validity of the classic uni-linear assimilation trajectory, one based mostly on the experiences of older European ethnic immigrants,” Chong says.
As they do this marrying into their own for lack of a better term, more often than not no one questions this practice.
Moving on to what we see with others in America, the dynamic isn’t quite the same.