Dating in issue outside race still today

01 Aug

“We have a Polish version of Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) where my mother-law will cook Indian food — we’ve managed to maintain our individual cultures while celebrating each other's."Growing up with a black father and white mother did not seem unusual to Emily Moss, 24.

In fact, her parents’ 12-year age gap was more often a topic of conversation.

The most significant increase in intermarriage is among black newlyweds; the share of blacks marrying outside their race or ethnicity has tripled from 5 percent to 18 percent since 1980.Before everyone gets to mingle, three of the men meet with Iyanla to talk about why they avoid dating within their race.To camera, the men explain themselves with unflinching honesty.She bonded with her boyfriend, Ross Bauer, who is of Polish and German descent, over the fact that the two of them had older fathers.But Moss, who lives in New Haven, Connecticut, said being biracial has shaped her politics, particularly on the issue of same-sex marriage.“Allowing people to marry whomever they love seemed so obvious to me, and I think some of that comes from knowing that my parents' marriage was illegal once too and how that wasn't based in anything but fear and prejudice,” Moss said.