Interracial Dating: More Latina Women Look Outside Their Race

While the social climate is perverse, more women date outside their race

From the Grio.

Though miscegenation has been legal in America since 1967, interracial dating remains taboo in many racial cultures. Despite the cloud of condemnation, some  Latina women are disregarding the stigma and choosing to date outside their race.

Natalia Walker said her mom expressed reservation when she began dating a black man. However, over the years Walker resisted the pressures from her family and married her boyfriend over the years. Lily Hernandez, 27, who is Mexican American, said while her family accepted her white boyfriend, they often get unwelcome stares from strangers.

The jarring climate of interracial dating in America is hard to ignore. In 2010, a Louisiana justice of the peace denied a marriage license to an interracial couple, citing a concern for their future children. Still, that’s not stopping some women from defying the odds.

Read more at the Grio.


6 Responses to Interracial Dating: More Latina Women Look Outside Their Race

  1. I have Mexican American friends whose mother’s have encouraged them to date and marry white men…very different from the way we are trained.

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  6. Geoffery says:

    There is not Latina race. Heritage and upbringing yes. They are already a mixed group of people. Many Mexicans are part black. Research the runaway black slaves that set up towns in Mexico. Dont talk about the Caribbean. Half the latino grandparents are dark with kinky hair. But some try to forget the black part. Self hatred is a mother.

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