Dating across class lines

Interracial marriages in general have been rising exponentially since state bans on them were lifted in 1967 - but they haven't been rising at all evenly.

The opposite gender difference was true for Asians.

Twice as many Asian female newlyweds out-married as Asian men.

And it's not just newlyweds - the same mirror-opposite gender gaps appeared in the full census in 2000 among blacks and Asians.

Stories about black women, marriage and interracial relationships have always generated controversy, strong opinions and stereotyped assumptions.

Just this week Dr Laura took a call from a black female caller married to a white man who wanted to know how to handle ignorant and racist remarks from his family and neighbors.

Schlessinger said "If you’re that hypersensitive about color and don’t have a sense of humor don’t marry out of your race".

The other day I got a comment from “Brenda” about my High-Achieving Black Women and Marriage: Not Choosing Or Not Chosen?

piece in which I supported openness to interracial partners.

She said: Wow, not only is she waaaaaaay off, but her comment reminded me of the darts that are also aimed at Asian men when they wonder if they’re being sidelined in love.

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