This story was originally published by the school newspaper at Townsend Harris High School and is now being presented on the Daily News website as part of the Newsies!
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In 2003, 64% of students polled said that they would be comfortable dating a person of a different race. In 2014, based on a survey of 378 students, this number has jumped to 88%.
Despite the rising number of interracial couples at Townsend Harris, a primary concern of students is the stark opposition they might face from their families.
It can be an intimidating experience, even when meeting the most accepting of families.
In an interracial relationship, meeting the parents can be even scarier as you anticipate potential objections, disapproval or awkward questions.
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