Okay, I understand where your friend is coming from but interracial dating is in my opinion perfectly fine. I happen to be biracial[Black & white] so maybe I am biased but that really doesnt matter. Being biracial instills a sort of pride in you that you could otherwise never have regarding nationality, Heritage and family traditions. I am Irish, Scottish, German, Dutch, Native American and African. I have had the so-called Advantage of growing up in a predominately white neighborhood but the understanding of what it is like to be poor. I have seen racisum at it's worst and therefore am greatful to have been able to acctually see things from both sides, have both sets of steriotypes thrown in my face. What I have gotten from my 16 on this planet is that a humanbeing is just that; human. I don't think it's right to look at each other as anything but that.