When I called, her response, in a passionate tone of voice was, name the time—name the date! After our date, Gwen became very distant refusing to go out with me again saying that is was only an attraction; nothing more.
Yet, other church members and I consistently caught her watching me intently from a distance.
In 2011 a Kentucky church even voted to ban interracial couples from their congregation.
Natalia Walker’s mother was shocked when she learned her daughter was dating a black man.
“My mom and I were very, very close and then she stopped talking to me for three months. Though miscegenation has been legal in the United States since 1967, and interracial relationships are common in our lives and in the media, many publically continue to criticize these couples.
14.2 percent of married Hispanic women, compared to 13.3 percent of Hispanic married men, had a non-Hispanic spouse in 2010.
Hispanics and Asians also remain the most likely, as in previous decades, to marry someone of a different race.
While growing up in New York City where there were a lot of social interactions, cultural exchanges, and political alliances between African-American and Puerto Rican communities, I knew of African-American boys and girls dating Puerto Ricans.