Interracial dating for blacks and indians
Circling back to the original question (please forgive me for going off in a tangent), my answer is yes, I’m a unicorn and I’ll do my best to answer why.
India is a big, beautiful and diverse country with people from a multitude of races, ethnicities, linguistic backgrounds, religious backgrounds and cultural backgrounds.
In parallel, the religious texts which today are considered literary masterpieces propagated this color bias by describing heroes and heroines as fair and villains and villainesses as dark.
The contempt for dark skin was so evil that, the authors of these great texts, on several occasions introduced a dark-skinned hero of extraordinary virtue who ‘aspired’ to be like the light skinned heroes.
Imagine, over one billion people thrown into this melting pot along with an unhealthy dose of discrimination through history albeit the caste system, language wars and biases, petty politics, religious tensions, colonialism under the British Raj and a cornucopia of other negative factors, we are always faced with discrimination of some sort.
But, sadly, at the heart of it all is the discrimination based on color.
This poison has been fermented over thousands of years and has been ingrained into our culture to such an extent that we consider it extremely ‘normal’.
Newlyweds are a subset of the “currently married” population, which includes individuals whose marital status is “married, spouse present.” When comparing characteristics of detailed groups of newlyweds by race/ethnicity as well as gender patterns, only intermarried couples involving a white spouse are analyzed, and they represent about 68% of all intermarried newlywed couples between 20.
For illustration purposes, “/” (not specifying gender) and “-” (specifying gender) are used to indicate different types of couples.
Kim Parker, associate director of the Social & Demographic Trends project, provided valuable comments and suggestions.
Research Assistants Eileen Patten and Seth Motel did the number checking, and Marcia Kramer copy-edited the report.
For example, “White/Asian” indicates intermarried couples between whites and Asians.