When it comes to interracial relations, most parents have no qualms with the children having friends outside their race – even if they are of the opposite sex – UNTIL he or she says they are dating; then the disapproval checks in. We all know what our parent’s expectations are when it comes to the people we are dating.

Well, this Asian guy has been dating this White chick for a year and a half and they seem to be in love. But when he talks about the white girlfriend to his parents, he hides the fact that they are dating and says she is his friend because the parents are not comfortable with their son dating interracially. This lovely lady shares her concerns in our question this week; seeking advice on how to deal with this:

Christelyn Karazin is the co-author of Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate, Mixing Race, Culture and Creed. She also operates the popular blog, Beyond Black & White, and operate the first forum dedicated to black women interested and/or involved in interracial relationships.