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Challenges of an Interracial Relationship

Text Box:    Six Cultual Dimensions Taken from Mixed Matches:  How to Create Successful Interracial, Interracial,   Interethnic, and Interfaith Relationships (1995) by Joel Crohn, Ph.D  •  People within your community not accepting the relationship

•  Family and friends keeping their distance; not talking to you.

•  Indirect comments: being stared at, people shaking their heads as you walk by or enter a restaurant. Your partner not being acknowledged at a party or get together.

•  Being asked by family or friends not to bring your partner over.

•  Within the relationship there may be disagreements about who's values/beliefs are more important

•  Direct comments: "You should be with your own kind," "You are a sellout," "You are disgracing your race/culture" and possibly other insulting comments.

•  One partner may feel uncomfortable telling their family and friends about the relationship. This will cause problems in the relationship.

 

 

 

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