third thursdays only dates chinese

Third Thursdays, the Bay Area's monthly APA dinner/discussion series, is doing their annual Valentine's Day-themed event on relationships, and it looks like a fun one: i only date chinese*..., talking about inter-ethnic Asian relationships.
If you say you only date Chinese, you might be going for the largest pool, trying to appease your parents, or just a bit narrow-minded.

This month, we look at what's often considered the next most acceptable option, inter-ethnic Asian relationships. We'll talk about why, what, and leave out most of the how. Join us for some perspective.

* DISCLAIMER: Insert your ethnic group of choice. Third Thursdays does not recommend any particular dating preference or strategy. We do recommend coming to our lively discussion on February 15th.
Panelists include Wei Ming Dariotis, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, and Frederick Y. Huang, MD, psychotherapy and general adult psychiatry. This Thursday, Feburary 15 at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center in San Francisco. Should be a very interesting discussion, to say the least. For more information, go here.

On sort of a related note, according to a new sociological study, there were "unprecedented" declines in interracial and inter-ethnic marriage in the United States during the 1990s: New American Sociological Review study shows increase in Hispanic and Asian intra-ethnic marriages. The findings, published in "Social Boundaries and Marital Assimilation: Interpreting Trends in Racial and Ethnic Intermarriage," suggest that the growing number of Hispanic and Asian immigrants to the United States has led to more marriages within these groups, and fewer marriages between members of these groups and whites. This should give people something to talk about...

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