Interracial dating among teens

One time I memorized a whole Hebrew pop song just to impress this Israeli guy," he said to me with eyes the size of my grandma's matzoh balls.

He started singing and I envisioned my Hebrew school teacher Mr. I asked him what he likes about Jewish guys and the answer, of course, didn't surprise me: "Oh, it's their beards for sure.

It still exists and if your teen dates a member of another race, they will both be likely to be subjected to it.

A 2012 AP poll reported by NBC shows that 51 percent of American's expressed explicit anti-black sentiments, up from 48 percent in 2008.

But in my late teens and early 20s, this didn't prevent me from assuming my own racial blind spots, especially when it came to love.

Turns out that the girl who "looked like the world" had a very muddled view of it. When darker-skinned men wanted to date me, I assumed it was because they considered me a trophy for my light skin.

God issued the Ten Commandments and the laws in Leviticus to be obeyed by the Hebrews.Be honest about the positive and negatives to interracial dating.You will need to have a frank discussion about racism.It's hard to believe that just over 40 years ago, the U. Dating can be complicated enough without any added issues, so having an open and honest talk with your teen is an important way to foster communication and understanding.Arm yourself with the most recent statistics concerning interracial dating.The younger generation is much more accepting of interracial relationships than previous generations.According to the Council on Contemporary Families, nearly half of all Americans have dated a member of another race, with nearly 90 percent of the younger generation saying they approve of such relationships.He gave me polite answers and told me, a white boy from New York, that I should really make it over to Asia at some point."Do you speak Hebrew? I laughed at his question because I hadn't even said that I was Jewish yet, and I definitely didn't speak Hebrew.I'm one of those young chosen people who qualify as "Jew-ish" at best."Oh, I have a huge thing for Jewish guys.Angela Darland has worked in the field of early childhood since 1998 as a certified Early Intervention Specialist, trainer, conference presenter and writer.She holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M, an MBA from TWU and an endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Specialist from the Texas Association of Infant Mental Health. Society's view of interracial relationships has changed considerably since then, but you might be wondering how to discuss the issue of interracial dating with your teen.