Don’t write off every friend or family member who raises an eyebrow in your direction; instead, anticipate objections and be prepared to respond graciously, articulately and without defensiveness.
Some old-school families will consider interracial dating a form of cultural betrayal.
A holiday hook-up may lead to an interracial relationship.
There is one reason that is not typical, but it is the one that racists tend to fixate on. The common threads of love, respect and sexuality extend across the boundaries of race.
To date outside of your race is no longer the controversial decision it once was.