Angela Darland has worked in the field of early childhood since 1998 as a certified Early Intervention Specialist, trainer, conference presenter and writer.
She holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M, an MBA from TWU and an endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Specialist from the Texas Association of Infant Mental Health. Society's view of interracial relationships has changed considerably since then, but you might be wondering how to discuss the issue of interracial dating with your teen.
We should base ideas of compatibility on the facts of a situation not on the color of the people. There are same-race couples that are less compatible than interracial couples, because the issue is not race but sufficient spiritual union, common conviction, and similar expectations to make the marriage workable. (Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage) With that being said, we know that one of the main things that can really make an interracial relationship/marriage difficult is a disapproving family.
Therefore, we are called to get to know individuals and avoid jumping to conclusions based on the color of one’s skin.
I am extremely thankful for John Piper’s labors on the topic of interracial marriage.
It still exists and if your teen dates a member of another race, they will both be likely to be subjected to it.
A 2012 AP poll reported by NBC shows that 51 percent of American's expressed explicit anti-black sentiments, up from 48 percent in 2008.