Interracial Dating

8 years ago
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I had originally posted the following on my go-to site www.MIAMIurbanlife.com as a forum discussion after being selected to be a discussion panelist for a live community panel following an off-Broadway show for next week.

While my main goal is to see the thoughts and experiences of my local community at first, I figured I would expand the discussion to the open web hoping some would be brave enough to share. I haven't received as much feedback as I have been hoping for considering most of my forum discussions usually take off right away.

Anyway, here's a little inside of my city. Many have come to know Miami and classify it as a cultural "melting pot" full of diversity. Our city embraces various religions, ethnicities, races and cultures.However, aside from what may be seemingly acceptable to the public eye, does Miami truly embrace interracial dating?

Considering we are now more than 40+ years past segregation, are old paradigms and racial barriers still thriving in today's society?

While most of us would not think twice of an interracial couple holding hands or sharing public displays of affection while walking down the street, do you believe there are still more than just a few who might find this displeasing or unacceptable?

And, even if the vast majority of our city has embraced interracial dating, how about the inner family social dynamic? Not to be a bust to my own background and heritage but unfortunately a lot of traditional Cuban families do not accept, nor tolerate the idea of dating someone out of their "own kind". From time to time I hear that this is still a question of concern amongst many Black, Asian and Middle-Eastern families.

What's your view? Your experience?

I would really like your take on this.

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