This isn’t to say that every successful minority who dates or marries interracially does so with ulterior motives.But just as some high-powered men pursue trophy wives, some members of minority groups pursue mates from the dominant culture for status. Your friends, colleagues and relatives are all dating interracially or have in the past. After all, you don’t want to be the odd one out or, even worse, the boring one.From the Antebellum Era on, such partnerships have allowed people of color to gain access to a quality of life that likely would’ve eluded them otherwise.Although today racial minorities can largely succeed in society on their own, some elite people of color may feel the need to score a spouse from another race to boost their image or better fit into the corporate landscape.No child should feel pressured to go along with their parents’ racist beliefs.At the same time, it’s irresponsible to seek out partners you know your parents would disapprove of just to rebel against them.
As soon as a black woman made it, she should marry a white man.”No one should date interracially due to external pressures.
Farr defied her parents’ dating rules because she formed genuine connections with men from minority backgrounds.