By Ryan Nguyen
Loving someone in this world should not be affected by someone’s race or ethnicity. It should be affected by how the person truly feels about the other person or relationship. The amount of interracial relationships has been steadily increasing, but many relationships still involve couples of the same race or ethnicity.
I am an Asian male, and throughout my life, I have always been too scared to even think about bringing a non-Asian home to my parents. Everyone in my family is Asian. I have 30 aunts and uncles and all of them are Vietnamese, except for one.
This set a standard that you had to be with someone who was Asian, which made me feel restricted on who I could date. The younger, less conservative generation in the world doesn’t care as much about race, but more for about looks, personality, and the bond that the two people share.
Some of my family members are currently in relationships with people of other races, which makes me happy to see, because people are being judged for much more than just race and ethnicity. People should not look at race when looking for love, but for that special connection which helps sustains a relationship. (end)