While these forces are real, there are optimistic findings that paint a different picture of both the motivation for interracial relationships and how they fare.
' or ‘your English is so good,’ because your looks always mark you as being a foreigner," she said.They actually say if I didn't have children, I wouldn't even be carrying about any of this business of reclaiming my ethnic identity or roots. Chong attributed that idea to the fear that a minority culture could become absorbed into a majority culture, or, to the fear of “cultural erasure,” something that has happened historically in many societies.Asian-American parents said they were also more attuned to the possibilities their biracial children will face issues growing up related to their race and ethnicity, particularly if they look less white."At least they don't want to, whereas the Asian-American parents are vigilant about it because they themselves have experienced all of this growing up." As sociologists continue to study the effects of immigration, she said it would be crucial to continue to study the implications of interracial marriages and biracial individuals and how they negotiate their ethnic and racial identities over their lifetimes."This assimilation path is not really following the old European ethnic model," Chong said.