Will the world EVER fully except different races dating and gettin married?

United States
May 1, 2008 1:58pm CST
I live in south carolina(keep in mind the first state to succed) and im an african american guy who happened to fall in love with a gorgeous white girl. We get awkward looks while walking around the city. Ive learned to take the good with the bad and that if i want her ive got to accept what comes with dating her... but still i wonder... Will it ever get to the point where interracial couples will be as common as other types of relationships.
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@cbreeze (1209)
• United States
2 May 08
I think the world will eventually except interacial relationships, but I still think it wont be anytime soon. People are still so divided by stupid things like race, religion, social status that they don't want to accept intermingling between these divisions. I must confess though, I am African American and I look when I see interacial couples. But I think I look at most couples period. I look to see how attractive they look together. I look to see if they seem happy. But I don't look because I think there is something wrong with it. I'm just always curious about what makes couples happy. So maybe all the looks are not because your an interacial couple.
• United States
6 May 08
you make a very good point cbreeze... i find myself looking at other couples too for the same reasons you mentioned.
@gwoman2 (712)
• United States
1 May 08
Hi JonnyVet, so sorry to hear you are having issues with ignorance. Yes, ignorance because ignorant is what people who feel it's ok to stare and give "looks" are when they see you and your lady. I'm not surprised though because this happens everywhere, and to think that we are in America, the land of the free, the place where equality is of the most importance...BS sorry, but it's true. I am neither white, nor African but still I am kind of in between...am Puerto Rican with white skin, very, very curly hair, a bit of a wide nose and thick lips...so I guess I have a bit of both worlds, LOL...don't fret JonnyVet, keep on loving your lady and to hell with the world! May you have many years of happiness together and may the powers that be bless you both. By the way, I have two daughters who are absolutely beautiful, they are always mistaken for white, and they date African Americans and I have no problems with that! :-) ~G~
@gwoman2 (712)
• United States
2 May 08
Hey JonnyVet, don't worry about her parents, they are probably just scared and if that's not it then they also have a problem!! A long time ago when my oldest was about 19 (she is not 32) a wonderful young man, who I love to this day, fell in love and actually asked me, (I am a single mom) for her hand in marriage, it was so touching...they had been dating for about 3 to 4 years, anywho, she accepted and plans were in the making, only one fly in the ointment...his father of Italian heritage hated my daughter because of her race...that wasn't the reason they never married...he made the big mistake of telling her that when married he didn't want her to do anything...no schooling, no work, his family is wealthy, that turned my baby off so much that she broke up with him...but the point here is that the parents and their antics had nothing to do with the break up...I taught both my daughters to be independent and not rely on anyone and so my oldest is very ambicious, has her own business and is a graphic designer. My youngest just turned 18 and still does not know what she wants to do...has no relationship right now but I'm hoping that she too will be as independent as my oldest... Listen, if they cannot accept you then THEY have a real problem because in the end what matters is you and your lady and your love for one another!! Stay strong, and live your life happily with your lady...One day all will realize that they were sooooooooo wrong!! Take it easy :-) ~G~
• United States
6 Jun 08
I do not even give it a thought when I see an interracial couple. I will tell you I am from California so I think that makes a difference. My mother in-law was from South Amerian and my Father in-law was from here. When they got married in the 1940's it was hard on them. Now I think you are just going through what lots of people did before you. I am sorry there are so many small minded people out there not to see no matter what color you are and she is you both are human beings and desever to be loved.
• United States
6 Jun 08
In my eyes interracial couples are accepted. I think it's getting better and better all the time. I'm old, I remember how whites and blacks used to be segregated. I heard a lot of drunken low self esteem white adults tell nasty jokes and talk about black people as if they were animals. I have also seen a huge change. I no longer ever hear anyone sitting around talking about "the Nigs" and if I have or ever do, I would surly have to say something and they probably wouldn't like it. I know about 2 people who are still old style racist and they are low life losers who I won't associate with mostly because of their racism. My children have black friends, I work with a lot of black people in a small village way outside a city. I love it, I think it's great. They are starting to move out here, that's also great. The next generation will hardly even notice skin color.
• United States
1 May 08
I don't see why they wouldn't support/accept it, 'Cause I don't really see what the big difference is =P hehe
• United States
1 May 08
I think it's awful that this is still going on today but I am happy that at least couples like you and your girlfriend aren't afraid to go out and show everyone that you are in love. I don't really see it as a big thing I mean it's not like we are dating from different species because then that will be weird. I hope that you and your girlfriend have a wonderful relationship.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
1 May 08
Yes, indeed. Because there are lots of interracial couples nowadays and they are really happy.