Interracial relationships

United States
July 1, 2007 1:42pm CST
Before I state my thoughts on this please do not turn this topic into a racist thing or argue over equality. This is not meant to bad mouth or put down anyone it is simply a topic of discussion. Many people engage in relationships with people of different races and colors and truly it shouldn't matter who you are with as long as it is a loving relationship where both partners care deeply for each other. However, in the real world, things of this nature can be viewed in negative ways. There are some people who are completely intolerant of differences in other people and would be completely against interracial relationships. I know of many older (read:elderly) who come from a different time when it was not okay and acceptable socially to be with someone of a different race. SO I ask what everyone here thinks. I personally have never been with someone of a different race but that is not indicative of racism, i just havent found someone who I have meshed well with. Again, please do not bash other posters for their opinions. It doesn't take the smartest person to post stupid things in a serious thread. If someone is immature and can;t handle a real topic please ignore them and do not respond. I am serious with this thread and would really like to see how people are divided in terms of pro or con on this issue.
3 responses
@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
14 Jul 07
Elderly people disapprove of a lot of things that go on these days, simply because of how they were raised and what went on in their own time. People forget that when they were young, they did things that the previous generation disapproved of, and so on. Such is life. But really, at the end of it all, who cares what other people think? If two people are happy and in love, then what they are on the outside isn't very important, is it? Socially acceptable, my @ss. If we all conformed to what was socially acceptable all the time, there'd be no progress.
• United States
14 Jul 07
I agree Completely
• United States
14 Jul 07
I though we were all just the human race? So where did this "races" thing come from? Sort of contradictory, don't you think?
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I have nothing against of interracial relationship. In fact, i have one right now. LOL ;) . It's all good, but maybe people should be ready for the cultural shock when they got into one of this realtionship. So as long as you can accept each other and see the beauty of it, that's all good.
• United States
3 Jul 07
I hope that you are and continue to be happy in that and any relationship in your future. But I have to ask, what time of cultural shock are you speaking of? Do you just mean the difference in perceived lifestyles or is it something more tangible that you are thinking of?
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
3 Jul 07
hi, hiddenball. What I mean with the cultural shock? Well, it's almost in everything. Like the food, it certainly need an adjustment so both us can enjoy it. And then the way of life, daily life. For example I'm an asian and when I grew up my mom house always has maid. I never really gotta do everything by myself. But my husband that American is really independent so i gotta learn to do everything by myself. Sometimes it can be funny, but sometimes it really frustating.
• United States
14 Jul 07
I am in an interracial marriage (I am black, my husband is white). We have a daughter together. Black women give me a hard time the most, believe it or not. Why they have a problem with me, I have no idea. They'll look at me dirty, suck their teeth,& do a triple take. Black men will laugh & point at most. White men & women will not say anything or will look away because my husband looks very intimidating (6'3, 300lbs)
• United States
14 Jul 07
I think its horrible that people will look at you that way, but at least your husband scares enough people away not to say anything.. lol. As long as your happy then who cares right. Congratulations on being ahead of most of society.