A lot of people consider themselves open minded because they don’t openly judge or give an opinion on a certain ethnicity, religion, or group of people but it does not necessarily mean they don’t have one. You both need to answer this question honestly and discuss any prejudices that you may have or the limits to which you can handle a particular situation that you are prejudiced against.
- Is there any kind of person that you would not be friends with?
- How would you feel if your child dated someone of a different race or ethnicity? The same gender? How would you feel if he or she married this person?
- Are you aware of your own biases regarding race and ethnicity? What are they? Where did they come from? (We aren’t born biased, we learn it, and it’s important to trace where it was learned.)
- Have race, ethnicity, and differences ever been a source of tension and stress for you in a relationship?
- Is it important to you that your partner shares your vision of race, ethnicity, and difference?
- What were your family’s views of race, ethnicity, and difference?
- Does your work environment look more like the United Nations, or like a mirror of yourself? How about your personal life?