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, the highly anticipated hometown dates installment, the proverbial elephant in the room (Rachel is black and Nick is white) was addressed ever so bluntly by Rachel’s mother — and with good reason.An interracial relationship is difficult to navigate for a variety of reasons.Here’s the thing — women of color, and specifically, in this instance, black women, you to see their color. It makes up everything about our culture that we celebrate and is unique to who we are as a people.When white people diminish this by chirping "I don’t see color," they think they’re being progressive, but really it’s an act of erasure.Rachel's sister Constance and her husband Alex, who is white, discussed how being an interracial couple in a politically divided country would have challenges.

According to a Pew Research Center analysis in 2014, 6.3 percent of all marriages in the nation are between partners of different races and 37 percent of Americans approve of interracial marriage.

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Interracial personals are a fast-growing niche among internet dating sites.

An online survey conducted in October 2001 found that 49% of students said they had dated someone of a different race. According to one news report, there were 117,000 black wife-white husband couples in the United States in 2006, an increase from 95,000 such couples in 2000. Online interracial dating services assist such people by making it easier for them to find other people interested in interracial relationships.

The use of a site with interracial personals, as opposed to a general internet dating site, can save a person considerable time and effort.