Statistics on interracial dating marriage
Michelle Cadeau, born in Sweden, and her husband, James, born in Haiti, are raising their two sons as Americans in racially diverse West Orange, N. “I think the children of families like ours will be able to make a difference in the world, and do things we weren’t able to do,” Michelle Cadeau said.
“I’ll go five years at a time with no white friends at all.” Yet some of the worst friction has been with her black in-laws.“I’m aware there are going to be challenges,” Michelle said.“There’s stuff that’s been working for a very long time in this country that is not going to work anymore.” Ticking more than one racial category The boom in interracial marriages forced the federal government to change its procedures for the 2000 census, allowing Americans for the first time to identify themselves by more than one racial category.Kim said they accused her of scheming to take over the family business, and there’s been virtually no contact for more than a year. “I was called ’the white devil.”’ Her own parents in Massachusetts have been supportive, Kim said, but she credited her mother with foresight.“She told me, ’Your life is going to be harder because of this road you’ve chosen — it’s going to be harder for your kids,”’ Kim said. If I’m not wanted, I’ll move on.” 'In-your-face racism is pretty rare' It’s been easier, if not always smooth, for other couples.