As the result of an interracial relationship, I'm often incredulous as to people's attitude toward this subject.
Though Im black as a muthaf^cker, and can easily "pass" for a full-blooded example of one race over the other... I continue to take pride in my mixed heritage, and wouldn't think twice of interacting in a relationship with one of a differing ethnic background.
Interracial dating and interracial relationships are viewed as a positive step towards smoother race relations by some; as "sellout" behavior and a denial of racial heritage by others. What's uncontested however, is that interracial relationships are on the rise. The 2000 census shows that as of 1995; Black males married outside of their race at a 171% increase since 1980, White females marrying interracially increased 124%, and White males with a 96% increase.
So what say you:
If so, speak up, I'd like insight into your perspective. And (I know that me saying this is totally pot calling kettle, but) I'd appreciate it if people do not attack anyone who says thus, but rather just hear them out.