One way to begin, in the process of getting to know a new partner, is to maybe include some questions like, was the school you went to diverse, do you have diverse friends?
Have you dated interracially before and if so, how did your family react?
“Interracial relationships don’t work.” I’ve heard that from various people all my life.
Now, at 35, I’m a Minnesota-raised Indian-American recently married to a white American from South Louisiana.
Prepare yourself for reactions that are unexpected or even upsetting, and accept that it may take some time for your family to come around. You’ll be sharing foods that may be new to your partner, translating your language for them during family gatherings and perhaps even teaching them some Racial Politics 101.