The fact that you asked that question shows that you are at least semi open-minded,however it's clear that you have some trepidation about what society("friends",family etc.)would think.As for dating outside of your "race"(The 100 meter dash?)what "race" would that be?I was under the impression that we are all Humans.
I am a Professional Black Male and I have had several interracial relationships and I always treated my previous ladies with respect. A person is taught respect and culture not a race. I know caucasian, asian and african american males that treat women poorly. I also know a spectrum of men that treat women respectfully.
I believe that there is a certain enhancement to dating interracially but you still need a great foundation like any relationship. There is always an underlying feel of arousal from a taboo relationship per society.
I agree with grobann. Good treatment and respect is something we all deserve, no matter what color the person comes in. It has to be earned and the right guy (regardless of ethnicity) who cares for you is the one you look forward to being with. Just know what you want, have faith and the rest comes in time!
Spend time with someone who makes you happy and who you can be yourself with.
Thats very stereotypical. Treatment of partner is subjective and based on many factors. Thats like saying all black people can dance and listen to rap music. I actually listen to classical. I think you have to date the person for yourself and then formulate your own conclusions.