Fathers Who Reject
Daughters Because Of Their Husband’s Race
Did you know that the FBI recently reported 70 current
investigations of threats to prominent interracial
couples? Though the number of interracial relationships
in our country is increasing, intolerance still
exists among those who don’t accept the mixing
of different races. Today’s guests desperately
want their family members to accept their mates
– find out what happened below:
Before today’s show, Stacy’s father
Johnny and husband Jason had never met face-to-face.
Why? Johnny is vehemently against interracial
marriage and says he can’t be involved in
Stacy’s life if Jason is a part of it. Stacy
is dismayed that her formerly close relationship
with her father has disintegrated, but has made
it clear that she cherishes and values Jason.
Larry acknowledged that it is unlikely that Johnny
will change his outlook overnight, but urged Johnny
to simply consider putting his prejudices aside
and embracing his daughter’s choice.
Though Darline insists she isn’t racist,
she admits that she strongly disapproves of her
daughter Mandy’s relationship with Josh
and even tried sending Mandy to live with her
grandmother in an attempt to separate the two.
Mandy and Josh say they now need to sneak around
in order to spend time together.
Video Clip: Mandy makes a confession that may
change the way Darline views Josh. Guest expert
Dr. Roger Rhoades advised Darline that she is
sending mixed messages by claiming she isn’t
racist and forbidding Mandy from interracial romance.
In order to be part of her daughter Mandy’s
future, Darline needs to support Mandy and Josh.
Since appearing on the “Couples In Conflict
Over the In-Laws” show in November 2004,
David and Sabrina say their relationship has fallen
apart and are in the midst of a divorce despite
several attempts at counseling. After the tension
worsened with David’s parents, Sabrina decided
she could no longer overlook their racist tendencies.
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