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He felt so bad that he said he would pay for a hotel.
I told him he didn't have to do that, but he insisted.
It was only after this that I saw him as a doctor who watched Fox News a lot and not as the cool, hip dad he came off as initially.
I can't say I'm sure it was just a race thing.
I don't remember thinking about the possible issues we could face as an interracial couple or from the fact that I would be a Jewish woman from New Jersey dating a Bangladesh-born, Queens-raised Muslim woman.
I am Asian-American, and my college (and post-college) boyfriend was (and still is, I guess) half black and half white.
When I was younger, my mom always told me I should date (and eventually marry) "within the race."When I invited my first serious boyfriend — who was white — to the house to meet my parents, my mother actually asked him if his older brother was "as pink" as he was, referring to his skin color. A few years later, when I was in college, she told me she had given up on the idea of me marrying a black doctor and was beginning to look forward to the day when she could meet her "zebra-baby" grandkids.
I'm Hispanic and dated an Italian girl from college a few years ago. Her mom was sweet and I always felt like she had my back and made an effort to get to know me, but my girlfriend's dad definitely gave off the "you're not good enough for my daughter" vibe.
Luckily, my motor skills were on fire and I didn't make a fool out of myself.
After that night his dad was actually super friendly and nice.