The thing about interracial relationships is although society has come a long way in terms of interracial dating, we still have much growing to do. We still deal with the same issues and stereotypes as yesteryear and it’s tiring.

People make presumptions about dating someone of another culture or race and base their notions on media takeout.

During this investigation, I find we allow others to dictate the way we feel about interracial relationships. Though I don’t expect to change the world, I want to make you aware of certain issues that interracial couples face.

Keep reading to find out a few of the stereotypes that interracial couples face.

It’s more than black on white relationships

The world seems to focus on black and white relationships, but more to the point, on black men and white women when, in fact, there are plenty of interracial relationship combinations.

A black man can couple with an Asian woman as can a white man but why focus on dating anyone of a different culture at all?

The thing about interracial relationships is that some couples are racially evasive; couples who don’t even look as though they are mixed-raced but others assume they are because of their like features.

On the other hand, many people believe interracial dating is not a big deal but to others, it’s at the forefront of their minds.

What do people think when they see two people of different nationalities together? Keep reading to find out what they think about interracial relationships.

How people respond to interracial relationships

4Self-loathing issues?

Some people suggest that black people who prefer to date a white person don’t like his or her skin color. At the same time, this is not to say there isn’t any truth to the matter, but its’ certainly not true for everyone who dates white people or someone of another race.

3Learn another culture

The thing about interracial relationships is that you get to learn another ethnic group up close and personal. To say we don’t see color is an untruth; how can you mistake someone’s apparent differences such as the color of their skin? You can’t.

However, when you come to know them, you understand their values, traditions, religion, and ethics. It’s one of the true benefits of interracial relationships and couples are sticking together.

2Interracial marriages statistics

The facts are interracial marriages happen more often than one may think. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, the ratio of interracial couples or mixed-race married couples rose when compared to results released in 2015.

More Americans have relaxed their views on interracial relationships, dropping “from 63 percent in 1990 to 14 percent in 2016.” Keep reading; there’s more good news.

1Mixed-race children are smarter!

Researchers did their homework by studying over 340,000 in rural and urban communities and found surprising results. Children born to interracial couples are super-intelligent beings and attend universities to further their education.

Not only that, but some ethnic groups are taller in comparison to their ancestors.

Interracial dating emojis and movies

According to the Huffington Post, interracial relationships emojis are popping. Who thought to do this? Of course, an interracial couple; Richard and Mildred, a white man and a black woman. The idea came from the movie, “Loving.”

The movie is a moving tale about an interracial couple and their plight to have their interracial marriage legalized.  It’s a true story you should watch.

Interracial relationships: Conclusion

The thing about interracial relationships is that it will never end and we should learn how to deal with our differences and annoyances. You know the old saying, “if you can’t beat them, join them.”

Of course, you don’t have to literally join them but understanding interracial couples as individuals will help you to understand why it’s important that we come to terms with mixed-race dating and interracial relationships and interracial marriages.

Read more: The Huffington Post