She said she probably wouldn’t be planning to teach her children Cantonese and Mandarin if her husband had not been fluent in Mandarin. Young, who is most comfortable speaking in English.Of course, race is only one of many factors that can come to bear in the complicated calculus of romance.“In crunching the numbers, they found on an aggregate level, Latino men have to make something like ,000 more than a comparable white man for a white woman to be open to dating them,” he said, adding for African-American men, that figure is closer to 0,000. It’s 0,000 more than a comparable white male would make.Original Article Topics: Asian Immigrants, Miscegenation We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate.Lichter, a demographer at Cornell University who, along with Zhenchao Qian of Ohio State University, conducted the study on marriages between American-born and foreign-born Asians.“They bring their language, their culture and reinforce that culture here in the United States for the second and third generations.” Before she met Xin Gao, Liane Young had dated only white men, with the exception of a biracial boyfriend in college.(Intermarriage rates are significantly higher among Asian women than among men.
Meanwhile, Asians are increasingly marrying other Asians, a separate study shows, with matches between the American-born and foreign-born jumping to 21 percent in 2008, up from 7 percent in 1980.
Her white boyfriend, she said, was “weirded out” by it all.
“I didn’t like that he thought that was weird,” she said. As I grew older, I realized a white guy was much less likely to understand that.” In fall 2010, she became engaged to Neil Vaishnav, an Indian-American lawyer who was born in the United States to immigrant parents, just as she was.
They agreed that husbands and wives should be equal partners in the home, and they share a sense of humor that veers toward wackiness.
(He encourages her out-of-tune singing and high kicks in karaoke bars.) But they also revere their family traditions of cherishing their elders. Vaishnav, 30, knew instinctively that he should not kiss her in front of her parents or address them by their first names. She said she had grown increasingly uncomfortable with dating white men who dated only Asian-American women. “I felt like I was more like this ‘concept.’ They couldn’t really understand me as a person completely.” Mr. He has a sprawling extended family — and calls his older relatives aunty and uncle — just as she does.