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OUTMARRIAGE BY ASIAN AMERICANS
(Updated Tuesday, Apr 1, 2008, 04:11:21 PM to reflect the 100 most recent valid responses.)

On the whole are children produced from interracial marriages advantaged or disadvantaged?
Advantaged | 26%
Disadvantaged | 22%
Neither | 52%

Assuming you are an Asian American male, which best describes your marriage partner or your prospective/likely marriage partner?
Someone of my own nationality | 54%
Someone of another Asian nationality | 9%
Someone of a non-Asian race | 37%

Assuming you are an Asian American female, which best describes your marriage partner or your prospective/likely marriage partner?
Someone of my own nationality | 53%
Someone of another Asian nationality | 7%
Someone of a non-Asian race | 40%


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"I lost my korean family before I was born"

I am very sorry to hear that. That is very terrible for them to disown you. Sadly, they are the ones who are missing out on a wonderful relationship with you. My father's family were similar, but their issue was money. They didn't want to see any "underclass" marry into the family. Luckily, my mother won them over with her chosen profession and bank account. Instead of winning them over with her heart. Very Sad. All family gatherings we have ever attended have been "Pretend" ones

Cutie girl,
Hi. Thankyou for sympathizing. He has talked to me about marriage a long time ago. Since then we had both agreed to give it more thought first. He has always been very concerned about not being financially stable yet, to support a family. I am also alot younger than him. Sometimes I have heard him complain that I give him too much responsibility and worry as a child would. So sometimes I wonder if having the baby will make matters worse. I have thought about waiting until after New Years to tell him about this. I hope you are right that maybe the baby will bring everyone closer together. I really hope that happens.
Abayomi    Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 13:36:30 (PST)    [199.183.52.99]
"I grew up black because my family is black. I lost my korean family before i was born."

You mean, the Korean parent was disowned? I am half Japanese, half Korean. My parents were disowned after they married by both sides. Yet, my uncles and aunts are well accepted even though they married whites, and my cousins are very well treated by the Japanese and Korean side of the family. Interestingly, one of my Korean aunts who married white...her husband was disowned by his family for not marrying white. To this day his white family would not see their kids or grandkids, including his sisters..who really resent the fact that their only brother married an Asian over a white woman!

"My boyfriend is in Korea so he acts "more Korean" and considers himself Korean."

Have you seen the Half-Korean page? There are many famous half Koreans.

"It is something both my parents did "wrong" to their famalies by marrying out of their race."

Were you disowned by your black side as well? Are your folks still married?

"That is just my enviroment taking its toll."

Very sad!

"I wasn't even calling myself korean until around my 17th birthday."

What changed?
Half Korean    Friday, December 06, 2002 at 13:20:26 (PST)    [138.220.110.174]
Abayomi,

I sympathize you in this situation. I know you are awfully frustrated now.
You should tell your boyfriend about your pregnancy. It's his child too and you both have to decide what to do next. Has he ever talked to you about getting married? Maybe this child is gonna be the link between your boyfriend and your parents. Children are magic "weapons".
Cuite girl    Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 11:57:51 (PST)    [131.252.149.185]
omg...it really is true what some of you people are saying...i am a black and korean kid and so is my boyfriend he is a shade darker than me but either way you look at both of us and can tell we are mixed, though he has more African American traits. I grew up black because my family is black. I lost my korean family before i was born. My boyfriend is in Korea so he acts "more Korean" and considers himself Korean. I live in Florida. It is something both my parents did "worng" to their famalies by marrying out of their race. If i do not marry my boyfriend, then i will most likely marry a black man. That is just my enviroment taking its toll. I wasn't even calling myself korean until around my 17th birthday. Its all about enviroment. if a mixed child is welcomed as mixed then GOOD FOR THEM. we aren't all so lucky...
blackorean babydoll blasia8@blackplanet.com    Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 06:25:07 (PST)    [168.221.143.68]
The man I have been with for almost 5 yrs had been pressuring me about having his children. He is the first boyfriend I have ever had in my whole life. My parents are very strict and do not allow dating. I broke the rules and moved out. We are an interracial relationship. I am english-nigerian and he is asian. I have never thought of having children before. My father asked me what will the children be. I assume they will be english-nigerian-asian, right? I get mistaken for being Arab or Spanish most of the time, so I guess it will be like a mixture of Arab or Spanish and Asian? Sadly just 3 days ago I found out that I am pregnant with his child and I haven't told anyone about it yet. I am fearful of what my parents will think. I am not married and living with this man, whom they told me not to become involved with. This man is living off a teachers salary and I am still a college student. I am not sure what is going to be the result of all of this.
Abayomi    Monday, December 02, 2002 at 13:36:49 (PST)    [152.163.188.194]
Anti-dorks is sooooooo right! There is this guy who seems to have some sort of PersianFetish. Its really getting to be weird. At first I was like,"Okay". But now its becoming nauseating and wierrrd and its getting worse and worse! This person is going all around the website doing this!
whats with that?    Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 09:52:10 (PST)    [152.163.188.194]
You never know what your kids are going to look like, no matter if they are inter-racial or not. Just because a child is mixed does not mean all is well. I have seen some hurt looking kids out there :-) (just kidding, all children are beautiful, esp. to their parents! :-) )
Also i must comment on this statement: I also see white Americans just idenitfy themselves as American Taiwanese-American Friday, September 27, 2002 at 23:45:51 (PDT)
Does this bother anyone but me? I feel as a Pacific Islander and Black American female that I am as American as anyone? (I know you were just making a statement Taiwanese-American, so this is not directed towards you.) But how does everyone here identify themselves or their children? It always throws me for a loop when a mixed person says "I am American and Japanese." American is not a race, it's a nationality. Please make sure that if you are in a mixed marriage or have multi-racial children, you make this clear.
Islandtea    Monday, November 18, 2002 at 20:09:31 (PST)    [207.233.74.30]
can only guess how the child of an attractive Chinese man with an attractive Persian woman would look like? Must be some hottie.
waiting for it to happen

Yeah, it must be a hottie even if the couple happens to be damn ugly? What's with your fetish over Persian women? It seems your're the only one going around on this website touting Persian women. I doubt most us who are reading this have ever even met a Persian person.
If you're so into Persian women go find one yourself dude.
Anti dorks    Friday, November 08, 2002 at 17:26:09 (PST)    [205.188.208.171]
I imagine how the children of Asian men and Middle Eastern women look like? I have never seen one, even though I have seen the children of Asian-whites, Asian-blacks and Asian-Hispanics.

I can only guess how the child of an attractive Chinese man with an attractive Persian woman would look like? Must be some hottie.
waiting for it to happen    Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 00:03:40 (PST)    [64.130.235.33]
hey hey...

Just wanted to say that White-asian kids come out beautiful!!!!! I wish I was half white. haha
For example, Kristin Kreuk (Lana from Smallville) is half dutch and half white. She is beautiful. Mostly everyone I know thinks that half white half asian kids are beautiful. I've never seen a half mexican child though. But I bet she's beautiful. :)

I don't think there is anything wrong with interratial marriages. I may one day get married to a white guy, hispanic, any type of religion. All that matters is that you two love eachother.
jen    Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 12:53:45 (PDT)    [205.188.208.171]

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