However, parental support and living in diverse areas seems to provide the best environments for multi-racial children to do well.
One of the experts framed it perfectly, however, when she pointed out that we ought to ask ALL prospective parents "what about the children? As we all know, same-race parents don't necessarily insure that a child will have a happy or secure childhood.
I do hope that you will pick up a copy of "Don't Bring Home A White Boy (And Other Notions That Keep Black Women from Dating Out).
I spent almost a year working on it, and it goes into far more depth about things like the "double standards" between how black men and black women view interracial dating, the issues facing bi-racial children, and why it is that some women who should know better choose "bad boys" instead of the "nice men" they say they want!
Karyn Folan: Hello, I talked to several experts-- social psychologists and others who have studied or worked with the children of interracial unions.
As you might expect, the experiences of these children are as different as the individual kids themselves.
In the time allotted, however, I'll do my best to give you at least a summary of what I uncovered in my research and how I hope this information can generate some much needed fresh discussion on race and relationships._______________________ Arlington, VA: What effect, if any, does an inter-racial marriage have upon the children that result?