The fact was that her father most likely had a fear of whites from the racism he experienced as a young Chinese man growing up in America.

He was afraid that his daughter would experience the same racism and discrimination he had gone through, and thus did not want his daughter to have relations with a Caucasian.

Although, we crushed the laws of no miscegenation, loving across cultures has its ups and its downs.

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For the most part, parents of mixed couples do not accept inter-racial and inter-religious relationships, or are at least hesitant about the idea at first. At dinner, he ignored Jim completely, speaking only in Chinese to my aunt (who, incidentally, was surprised to discover he could even speak Chinese)” (Miller 80).

Miller’s father blatantly did not approve of his daughter dating a white male.

The couple is frequently reminded that they are two separate people from different cultures that should not belong together.

Though mixed couples are often scrutinized and put under great pressure from their families and society, the trend of intermarriage will continue to grow and have a very positive affect on the families formed. Miller, an Asian woman, introduced her Caucasian boyfriend Jim to her family, she said, “He [her father] shook Jim’s hand and grunted while looking away when they were introduced.

His behavior is understandable considering his past encounters with whites, and this is one of the reasons parents are apprehensive about intermarriage.

Another illustration of when parents are opposed to intermarriage occurred when an Arab man and a Jewish woman announced their relationship to their parents.Thankfully that was put to rest in 1967 when a woman named Mildred Loving and her Caucasian boyfriend fought to have their love legalized, and won.Since then people of all cultures have gotten together.Like religion, faith is a deep substance for certain individuals.Melina Diaz a 23 yr old Dominican and Indian from St.Mixed couples become almost blind to their polar lifestyles and backgrounds after forming a serious relationship.