In the time allotted, however, I'll do my best to give you at least a summary of what I uncovered in my research and how I hope this information can generate some much needed fresh discussion on race and relationships.

_______________________ Arlington, VA: What effect, if any, does an inter-racial marriage have upon the children that result?

However, parental support and living in diverse areas seems to provide the best environments for multi-racial children to do well.

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Submit your questions and comments before or during the discussion.

Read more: Single black women being urged to date outside race ____________________ Karyn Folan: Thanks to all of you who have taken the time post questions and comments.

As someone else I interviewed said "Screwed up parents, screwed up child." This is absolutely correct, I think. Folan, As a black woman who recently graduated from Harvard Law School, we have a lot in common!

We need to make sure we have stable loving relationships with our spouses. I appreciate your perspective and wonder if I could ask what your thoughts are on the statistic quoted in the article regarding the percentage of black men with white women (I believe 73% of black/white relationships? As a person who is currently in a serious relationship with a white man, I embrace your motto!

Even more surprising to us, was that three of the five were comprised of white men and black women. I worry that dating a white guy may adversely affect my son.

I also worry about the ability of a white male to relate to the personal struggles - as a black male - that my son will have to endure and deal with.

I'm white, and I used to be married to an Indian guy.

We'd occasionally get negative comments from strangers who apparently mistook him for black. I'm glad you are writing about interracial marriage.

) - but I wonder if those relationships - on the meta-level - do not perpetuate some of the racialized myths your book seems to discredit. The white wife as the ultimate marker of achieving success?

With black educated women outpacing black men 3 to 1, what leads black men to choose a white woman over a black woman? I often struggle to articulate this critique, when I think on a micro-level it is hard to criticize anyone's relationship - just as those who stand jeering on the sidelines of interracial relationships miss what is special there.

I also think, however, that the black community RELIES on black women.