Coconut Generation

The Next Generation of Asian Indians

Growing inter racial marriages May 16, 2006

Filed under: Family,Youth — Sam George @ 9:41 pm

Indians in America have many unique distinctions. The highest levels of inter-racial marriages of any ethnic community might not be obvious to many.

Accoring to US census 2000, 12% (220K out of 1.9M) of Indians listed themselves as Indian and one other racial group. This is 5 times more than nation average. Nationwide only 2.5% whites, 4.8% blacks falls into multiracial families. Although total numbers are low (beacuse of relatively smaller population), the Indian community breaking the boundaries of caste, color, relgion and race to explore new forays of bicultural and biracial existence.

Coconut generation are much more open to exploring relationships outside of their race. With their unique bicultural self, they feel comfortable with exploring even more blending through marriage and raising blened families. Even though it sends chills to many of their immigrant parents who value cultural homogeneity and dread at the possibility of having to deal with son or daughter in-law who aren't Indian.

Marriage experts tells us that Inter-racial marriages aren't easy. It require twice as much of work. But it brings riches that are often missing in same-culture marriages. One cannot assume or take things for granted. Everything need to communicated clearly, explained and become a student of your partner's culture. If all couples work in their relationships like the inter-racial couples and develop such attitude towards others, all of relationship will improve significantly.

Maybe coconut generation has something to teach us all about relationships.

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2 Responses to “Growing inter racial marriages”

  1. Hey Sam,
    I really enjoyed reading up and down your blog, very interesting. Added it to my favorites so I’ll be looking in more often.
    regards

  2. A Says:

    Very true. It broadens your horizons.


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