People thought both parties were basing their arguments largely on generalizations.The next clip was of a black man who said he refused to date black women because they are too aggressive.
His behavior is understandable considering his past encounters with whites, and this is one of the reasons parents are apprehensive about intermarriage.
Robyn Sackeyfio '00, a Mather House resident, says that people are much more tolerant of interracial dating at Harvard than at her high school in a predominantly white suburb of Detroit.
"People let you do whatever you want," Sackeyfio says, adding that no one here cares because no one at Harvard really dates anyway. Ajudua '00, a Kirkland House resident, says that students at Harvard act surprised by interracial dating.
Several students who are, or have been, involved in relationships with people of another race say that Harvard has a tolerant environment compared to other places."I do feel Harvard is very tolerant of mixed-race dating," says A.
Maximo Cuellar '00, who is Catholic and Mexican but has been going out with a white American Jewish woman for four years.