• United States
8 Nov 10
I doubt seriously if it would matter to the child. However, depending on location and what race the different parties are a part of, it would matter to the people around them. Let's face it, the world is still very racist. For example many people still have problems with blacks and white intermarrying.
• United States
3 Nov 10
No my parents are both Caucasian. I do have a rather sad but funny story about my niece though. My sister was with a man that was part Indian and African American. He preferred to say he was Indian. He always shaved his head because he looked more African American with hair...go figure...I suspect some odd prejudice here but he denies it. Anyway my sister had two girls with him. Both girls have darker skin than me but don't really look at all African American but more toward Indian. One day the younger niece was showing me a picture of a guy that wanted to date her. I said well he's cute, is he a nice guy? She says all embarrassed "Mari, he's black !!" At the time she was 23. I said so, so is your father, what about it? She stared blankly for a moment and said "My father's not black...(laughing} he's Indian" I said well half Indian. She was so beside herself she had to call my sister and check because she thought I was playing a joke. We could not believe that she never knew this. She then told us her older sister didn't know...but then found out that afternoon that her sister knew all their lives...lol All we can figure is it just never came up or she really is that dumb.....lol Like I said sad...but funny.