Facts about interracial dating
Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.
For Asians, the gender pattern goes in the opposite direction: Asian women are much more likely than Asian men to marry someone of a different race.
Remember that interracial dating is still just dating.
You will need to ensure your teen knows and understand your rules about dating in general, which might include a curfew and that you will want to meet, in person, any potential dates.
When discussing these issues, don't forget to hit on the positives of interracial dating such as each being enriched by the addition of the other's persons culture, the strength of character to be built through standing up for their convictions and the diversity that will be brought into both families' lives.
The Anti-Racist Alliance is an organization dedicated to undoing structural racism.
Fully a quarter of black men who got married in 2013 married someone who was not black.
Be honest about the positive and negatives to interracial dating.
You will need to have a frank discussion about racism.
Among newlyweds in 2013, 37% of Asian women married someone who was not Asian, while 16% of Asian men married outside of their race.
American Indians have the highest interracial marriage rate among all single-race groups.
Of course, racism comes in all sizes and can be directed against any race, not just blacks. CNN reports that Wilcox County in Georgia had its first integrated prom in 2013.