Yet, some interracial couples say that intermarrying, which in the past was often the cause of angry stares and sometimes worse, can still bring on unexpected and sometimes disturbing lessons in racial intolerance. Looking back at their time in Atlanta, however, the pair recalled how they sometimes drew stares in the airport, and how Mr. Higgs admits that sometimes, if they’re running an errand together, such as getting something notarized at a bank, he’ll wait outside, just to keep the tellers from asking suspicious questions because he’s black. Cannata feels badly when he does things like that, but Mr. Pitt, emboldened by his ridiculous comment, looked him square in the eye, she said, and told him, “I think what you meant to say was congratulations on your recent engagement.”While moments like this don’t often happen to them, the couple, now newly married, say that their mixed marriage has played a bigger role than they thought it would in deciding what kind of community they want to be a part of and where they want to raise children. Khurana, a 33-year-old corporate and securities lawyer, is the product of a biracial marriage himself (his father is Indian, his mother is half Filipino and half Chinese).Christine Cannata, a 61-year-old retiree, and her longtime African-American partner, Rico Higgs, 68, recently moved from Atlanta — where their relationship sometimes attracted unwanted attention — to Venice, Fla., a predominantly white city where they say neither one feels like anyone blinks at their relationship. They’re an older couple, they’re in love, and no matter who the crowd is, Mr. Higgs had been stopped by the police of that city for what Ms. One time, officers pulled them over three blocks from their house; they wanted to know what he was doing in the car and asked to see his identification.“When you love someone, it’s hard to watch them be treated differently,” Ms. Higgs says, “It always makes things go smoother.”Katy Pitt, a 31-year-old consultant in Chicago, recalled being at a party in the months after her engagement to Rajeev Khurana. And as of late, he’s feeling less certain that he wants to stay in Lincoln Park, the upscale Chicago neighborhood where they now reside. Pitt’s idea to start househunting in more diverse areas of the city.
Atlanta and the metro area has a huge transplanted population, so you tend to see all sorts of color and race combinations in the dating scene here. I just don't get the racial stuff maybe in Ca so mixed that I have become immune to it. It is difficult to believe that in this day there is even discussions and debates about it.
Finding a date shouldn't be a problem unless you drool or foam at the mouth. but heads up; I think it will be a thing of the past. I will date any one from any country or race as long as she is in good shape and health.
I've always found it funny and joked to my companion that I should just start kissing them all over to realy get em upset. Myself I don't care who dates who as long as they don't feel the need to blanketly put down those of their same race as a means of justifying it. But I'm just speaking of painting with a broad brush thing.
Like saying Black men are too this or Black women are not enough this.
I am from the North and have lived both there and on the coasts (NYC and SF). Remember, many people in Atlanta are not FROM Atlanta.
I have no knowledge of the South and how much it has changed from its past history. As a matter of fact, many are not even from the South.It’s a sentiment that mixed-race couples hear all too frequently, as interracial marriages have become increasingly common in the United States since 1967, when the Supreme Court’s decision in Loving v. The story of the couple whose relationship led to the court ruling is chronicled in the movie, “Loving,” now in theaters.In 2013, 12 percent of all new marriages were interracial, the Pew Research Center reported.So walk with you chin up and shake what you got and the hell with everything else... We can paint the town in living colors and laugh at those with raised brows... Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. Over ,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. When I was a new mother living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 2010, I often forgot that my infant son, Harper, didn’t look like me.According to a 2015 Pew report on intermarriage, 37 percent of Americans agreed that having more people marrying different races was a good thing for society, up from 24 percent only four years earlier; 9 percent thought it was a bad thing.