Thursday, September 25, 2008

Does A Bad Economy Impact Interracial Relationships?

If anybody sees any sort of impact from the steadily worsening economy on interracial relationships, feel free to post whatever you know of on this blog. By "impact" I am referring to two things: do you see any sort of reluctance on the part of either Whites or Blacks to "stick their neck out" by getting involved with someone of another race, because times are getting tough, as well as whether you see (or hear about?) that there is any sort of increased social pressure, explicit or implicit, to stick to members of your own race, possibly promulgated by family members? It would come as no surprise to hear that certain types of men with a less-than-minimal attachment to the labor force might be pressuring women of their own race to socialize only within their own race and telling those women bestow a large portion fo their paychecks on those stay-at-home gentlemen of leisure.

3 comments:

CafeLatteFuture said...

I doubt it, since working in an integrated work place means you get a chance to interact with members of all races. The more interaction there is the greater the possibility of an interracial relationship hitting off.

MixedCouples said...

Well, the economy hasn't affect us except we have cut back on some of our spending, like going out to the clubs or the casino!

I have been in an interracial relationship since 2005 when I moved in with my black GF. On Labor Day Weekend 2008 we got married! We're very happy and we have a great time together.

We wanted to do something for the interracial community, so we started a free forum/message board for people to discuss issues, post comments, view relevant videos + stories, post a personal ad, advertise their business and have some fun. It's at http://www.mixedcouples.info so please check it out.

Simone Taylor said...

Adam,
Do you have another blog that is up to date that talks about your experience in interracial dating and/or marriage?