Bob Jones III, president of Bob Jones University (BJU), announced March 3 that the fundamentalist school is dropping its longstanding ban on interracial dating.
The move comes after widespread criticism of the policy in the wake of presidential candidate George W. Jones surprised students and supporters by announcing the policy change during an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live." Jones acknowledged that recent scrutiny of the school's policies was behind the decision. "All of a sudden the university is at the center of a Republican presidential debate."The southern school adopted its ban on interracial dating in the 1950s.
” “Because I’m not sure your parents are ready to see you with someone like me. And I’m not sure they’ve sat down at a dinner table with their son’s black girlfriend. As much as I love to eat, it was the last thing I wanted to do when I first met his parents. I’ve encountered different forms of prejudice since a young age. I realized that past experience informs you only so much, that each new experience is just that, new. In her spare time, she writes about love and romance from an interracial perspective for The Big Fling.
But I’ve never dated a white guy, let alone sat down at a dinner table with a white family. Should I draw a parallel between ancient Jews and black people in America? I remember rolling the windows up and down throughout the ride. I thanked him for the recognition and insisted I wasn’t anyone special. We’re told to not prejudge situations, but experience can challenge that call. Accordingly, I approached meeting Donny’s parents apprehensively. Within a few minutes of meeting his parents, I realized my apprehension was unwarranted. Inspired by a social worker at a young age, Carmel decided to dedicate her life to helping children in need.
Bush subsequently made it clear that he does not share the school's controversial views, and apologized for missing an opportunity to speak ...
the Ok Cupid data is in line with broader demographic data.
"Racial boundaries are fading more rapidly for today's new immigrant groups than for black Americans," she said, as more Asians and Latinos seem to benefit from cross-race acceptance.
Moreover, the palpable differences between two people can be a positive force: Research from 1997 from the University of California, Irvine, found that college students in interracial relationships rated their partners more highly for attractiveness and intelligence than their peers in same-race relationships, showing a high level of regard for one another.
It doesn't mean interracial partners make inherently superior significant others.