What is so hard is the fact that my parents disapprove of this relationship.
I have talked to them only once about it and after seeing their hurt, led them to believe that I was going to discontinue the relationship.
We met as counselors at a summer Christian camp where we had the wonderful opportunity to counsel together and bring five kids to Christ.
He has the wonderful qualities that I look for in a man.
For similar materials, see: 2070 - Fernandez-Carriba, GSU Psychology, and GSU Course Notes.
When I arrived at work the other day, there was an unread message in my inbox from a coworker with the subject line “Would It Be Weird If…” I clicked on the message, eager to discover the second half of her cliffhanger. I hesitated for a minute, trying to think about how I could say no without offending her.
My family had just finished lugging plastic bins of backup paper towels, picture frames with faces I would replace and an extra fluffy mattress pad. I held my breath and shook my head, saying nothing.
I was saying goodbye to my mom and dad as I watched them raise their eyebrows at the mob of diverse freshman unloading their college supplies. Knowing the dynamics of the word “home” were about to change, I let a nervous giggle escape without unleashing my usual well-meaning but uniformed 18-year-old ideas about racial injustice.
One factor that still inhibits interracial relationships is a fear that family will react negatively and reject the relationship.
There are a lot of reasons for this fear, including prejudice and racism among your family members, ignorance about other cultures, or a fear of cultural incompatibility.