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“Fine in Theory, Very Difficult in Practice”: What Our Parents Taught Us About Interracial Dating

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Racialiscious started a fascinating conversation about race and dating today. The first entry in their 3-part series with “The White Panel,” — a group of 7 white writers — explores early ideas about interracial dating, the intentions of the writers’ mostly liberal parents and what happened when the intentions clashed with the reality of their teenage children dating teens of different races.

The piece is full of refreshingly frank statements on both interracial dating and formative dating experiences in general. Check it out here and let us know your thoughts.

Have you ever dated anyone of a different racial, ethnic or religious background? How did your parents react? Your friends? What role does race play in your dating life?

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