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My family’s prejudices around marriage were just reserved for the more familiar American race war of calling black-white relationships “wrong” or “unfair to the children.” My husband and I married anyway, with the hard-won support of all our parents when the day finally came.Seven years later we have three biracial children who are beloved by their grandparents, as am I.

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My parents were born in Vietnam and moved here about 30 years ago.

A month ago, I decided to tell my parents the truth: I have a boyfriend.

Love is the last area where even educated and progressive parents can still openly teach prejudice at home – which is the only reason interracial marriage is still scandalous.

Few peers of any recent generation give much thought to friends dating outside of their race.

However, far too many Americans who dare to love someone of a different racial or cultural background find they will still have to face something unpleasant – ranging from disappointment to being disowned – from those people they loved first, their mothers and fathers.This includes even a father from a cosmopolitan American city, with a postgraduate degree, who loves and respects someone of a different race at work and might even invite someone of a varying skin tone or eye shape to Thanksgiving dinner but privately will tell his 10-, 20- or even 40-year-old son, “but you can’t marry one of them.” Which is just what my husband’s father told him when he explained his intentions with me.My husband was born in South Korea, and his parents are educated, well-traveled, Asian professionals who have been American citizens for over 30 years.Yet, straying outside of his race for love was always forbidden for him.This was problematic, because I am your standard-issue white girl of European descent.Which does not mean that my Caucasian parents were any more accepting of whom their children loved.

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