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ActingDitzy
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My boyfriend is mixed - black on his father's side, Chinese on his mother's. I'm Chinese.

My parents haven't said anything bad about him ... but they've been very cautious and careful about what they say. Which makes me think they don't necessarily approve.

By the way, my parents were born in this country, so was I. They went to UC Berkley in the seventies, so I guess they're as liberal as Chinese parents can be expected to be.


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Ghosty
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Well if that's your issue, why don't you ask them ?
Be straight and forward and ask them what they think. But don't forget to ask why, if it's something you wouldn't agree with.

If they are careful, perhaps it's not a racial thing, but rather that you re growing up, making your own decisions. Perhaps they don't want to affect you too much ?

If you can talk with them, start talking to them


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ActingDitzy
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Talking to them? That's something I don't actually do much of. Yea, yea, I know, it's something I ought to do more of.

Now isn't exactly the best time for that though. There's too much going on, for me to want to start something more drama.


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Hey! Welcome to Scarleteen!

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Gumdrop Girl
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chinese? hapas? mixed-race boyfriends? UC Berkeley? gosh, isn't this the story of my life???

seriously, you can read all about it in the threads DK posted.

even seemingly progressive parents can be intimidated by things that are unfamiliar to them. this may be your folks. or you may be imagining your parents' objections beucase you re so worried about how they will react to the boyfriend.

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