I have been in relationships with " my own" and women of other ethnicities. I believe if we expect others to be understanding and diverse in their understanding of our lifestyle, we need to in turn be ready to accept those same types of cultures and relationships within ourselves. We can not expect from other what we are not willing to offer. There is always more to learn and what is wrong with expanding one's horizon to somethign and better yet someone new.
I whole-heartedly believe we are allowed to love whom we please and if that love is found outside of our own race/religion/ethnicity or whatever God Bless the union. Life is hard and lonely enough without just being able to LOVE someone. If you find that special person, love them hard, honest, and fully. Let it go-