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Issues on interracial dating

When you’re in an interracial relationship, friends who you can just express yourself to without having to explain yourself can be a welcome break.

He’s a Haitian American from New England and his partner is a white American from Oklahoma.

“Silence is really the enemy,” said Erica Chito Childs, a Hunter College sociology professor who has researched and written extensively about interracial relationships.

"Just like you’d ask a partner about their views on marriage, children and where to live, you should also understand their approach to racial issues.

One way to begin, in the process of getting to know a new partner, is to maybe include some questions like, was the school you went to diverse, do you have diverse friends?