Though the modern couple is growing more and more diverse, conversations about race and relationships can still be complicated.“The challenges with interracial dating, in a way, have gotten easier,” says Joshua Johnson, host of Truth Be Told, a new show about race in America show from KQED and PRI.Interracial relationships have taken place in America since colonial times, but couples in such romances continue to face problems and challenges. When slavery of blacks became institutionalized in the U.S., however, anti-miscegenation laws surfaced in various states that barred such unions, thereby stigmatizing them.First, according to , the number of black females begin to outnumber black males by age 16; for whites, this does not happen until approximately age 32.Second, black men are three to four times more likely than black women to marry outside of the race.
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’ I was like, ‘Never, I don't wanna deal with that,’” she says with a laugh.
“She's like, ‘It's time for you to start going to a church with lots of young, single black men.’ I could not stop laughing. I guess Tony and I are dating.’ And she was like, ‘Don’t you wanna date someone who is like you?
Before she tied the knot, Amber confessed that her grandmother encouraged her to marry someone within her race.
“My grandmother and her girlfriend were sitting in the living room, and she was just like, ‘Amber, when are you going to get married?