Luke, a white seventh grader, believes his parents would not be supportive if he dated an African-American girl.
"Honestly I don't think my parents would be too happy because ...
But I also know that sin has twisted all good things, and that even our good and godly intentions when dialoguing about race have a habit of missing the mark.
Melanie Killen, says parents of both white and black kids have a lot of anxiety about the prospect of interracial dating.Killen, who was hired as a consultant for the study, contends the trepidation from parents can have a profound negative effect on their children's friendships and racial attitudes as a whole.Many students reported discouragement of interracial dating from their parents, or those of their friends, with reactions ranging from wariness to outright forbiddance.The architect of the AC360° study, renowned child psychologist Dr.I’ve heard lots of Christian responses about IRRs being a “greater picture of God’s kingdom” because they demonstrate reconciliation and unity.
But does that mean everyone should marry interracially, since we can more accurately portray the image of God?Do my friends whose spouses are the same ethnicity not have as biblical of a marriage as those who are interracial?We would obviously answer these questions with a big fat .Posting a picture of your differently hued boo might get you a lot of likes on Facebook, and walking hand-in-hand down the street flaunting your IRR to the world might seem like a contribution to change, but your relationship in and of itself does nothing to dismantle racist structures and systems.Actually seeing reconciliation and change in broken spaces takes an active pursuit of justice, truth, and righteousness in areas of discrimination, racism, and inequality.And if you are intentionally seeking out an IRR, you could be contributing to racism by using your significant other as an object to exploit for your own purposes.