We both have strong feelings for each other and want to be with each other, but we’re not sure how to tell my parents. It’s really upsetting that in the year 2014 there are still people out there who are against interracial relationships. My parents are extremely against blacks and whites dating.
Approach your parents on your own, not with this guy.I know you want to do this together, but this is your battle because it’s your family.Approaching them with the guy will make them feel like they’re being ambushed, and things will only go downhill from there.Try to be as mature and calm as possible as you explain to them how you feel.Tell them you love them and respect them, but you’ve fallen for a black guy who you really want to date.Explain that he makes you very happy, and he’s very important to you.Stress that you don’t want to ruin your relationship with them, and you hope they can accept your decision.If your parents react in an irrational, angry way, realize that there is not much you can do about it.I don’t know why they have these racist feelings, but that is something they need to learn to get over – it’s not something you have any control over.Unfortunately, you may need to end up choosing between your family and your relationship.In this case, I would say that you should stick to your guns and date this guy, as long as he treats you right and makes you happy. I’m sure they will, and that’s because they are trying to, for lack of a better word, bully you into doing what they want you to do.