25: Inter-Racial Relationships

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Inter-Racial Relationships

Relationship Boosters Podcast Episode 25

Interview with Julie Hanson

Diversity Series Part 2: Navigating the World in a Biracial Relationship

Culture and Relationships

  • An interracial relationship is when two individuals come together from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Culture refers to a group of individuals who share common customs, beliefs, and attitudes. Culture can be shared through language, rituals, art, dance etc.?
  • A few examples of cultural categories are religion, ethnicity, sexual-orientation, and socio-economic status.

Be Open to Having Conversations About Cultural Differences.

There are many topics where cultural differences may play a significant role in your relationship.  If they are not addressed, these differences can divide you and your significant other.  There are too many categories to name them all, but a few topics are listed below.

  • Parenting Styles
  • Food
  • Rituals
  • The Meaning of money

Dealing with Discrimination

Since the election, racism and hateful individuals have become more emboldened; therefore, racial tensions is a current trending topic in the States. More relationship distress can come from discrimination if it is not addressed in your relationship. Here are some tips for couples to manage racial discrimination.

  • Stay calm, don’t feed into ignorance and hostility. You don’t know the capability of someone else; therefore, It is best not to get into a battle that may cause you harm.
  • Be an ally to someone who is experiencing racial discrimination.
  • If your family is the culprit of racial tension, you do not have to cut them off. Do not ignore the fact that your family is negatively impacting your relationship.  Make sure to establish appropriate boundaries, so that their behavior and thoughts do not contribute to increased stress in your relationship.
  • If your friends or family have a “stick to your own mentality,” make your decisions with the strongest, smartest, whole hearted part of yourself.

It is human nature to remain in your comfort zone.  Many people flock to others who look like them or think like them.  The beauty of diversity is that it takes us away from our past ignorance, and allows us to be curious versus critical.

If you would like to connect with Julie Hanson, you can follow the link to connect with her website.


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