Im an African American female and i was talking with my dad and I have ethnic Preferences (white) I will date any race but its just what I prefer... but my dad told me how I can be friends with them (white people) work with them but I can't date or marry them because they will forever and always see us as beneath them and I asked him what if I just happen to marry someone who is white he said he wouldn't come to my wedding (I doubt it though I think he was just saying that because he thinks I think white people are better than any other people.. which I don't at all)! Crazy thing about it all is that I have a lot of white people in my family who have made awsome mixed children I mean I don't see the prob
Thank you awesome people
Most Helpful Guy
In order to understand why race is a huge deal in this country you need to take look at the history of America. America was a country that was built off of racism and the idea that certain races are naturally beneath others. This belief lead to many things such as slavery, segregation, discrimination, riots, lynching, rapes, murder, police brutality, whippings, forcing blacks to stay in low income neighborhoods (aka ghettos/ The Hood) and various other things.
Your father most likely have those beliefs of his because he is a product of his time where racism was probably rampant and openly public. Your dad doesn't seem like he hates whites, but he's definitely mistrustful of them and especially when it comes to one of them dating his daughter.
Anyway don't pay him no mind. Interracial relationships are extremely common especially if you live in an urban area so it's not that big of problem like some make it out to be.1
Most Helpful Girl
Your dad is just stuck to his ways and thinks he knows what's best for you (don't all parents!) If you brought a nice respectful white guy home who treats you like royalty then it will probably change his opinion. He may just be saying all that to scare and influence you and I'm sure at the end of the day, whoever you end up with, he will respect your choice and just be happy that you're happy.1
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