Do you belive that races should stick with there own?

United States
September 25, 2009 3:26pm CST
or do you belive god created us all to love who we love?
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• United States
25 Sep 09
Good discussion. I think that most Westerners--with some exceptions, of course--will say that they think the latter is true. There is no reason, scientific, religious or otherwise, why races shouldn't mix. People come up with arbitrary lines in order to make themselves feel more comfortable, that the universe isn't quite so chaotic, that there is some semblance of order. The problem with that is when people need to cross these lines in order to be happy, they are punished unnecessarily until society matures to a point where we don't need those lines anymore.
@maximax8 (30579)
• United Kingdom
26 Sep 09
I live in a multi cultural country and I think that is really enjoyable. I like mixing with different nationalities. People have emigrated to the UK from places like Pakistan and Bangladesh. They have brought their religion with them and it is fascinating. Recently people from Poland and the Czech Republic have moved to the UK. I am very keen on traveling and have been to more than 50 different countries. If one race stuck together and didn't mix life would be boring.
• United States
25 Sep 09
I think that God created us to love who we love, regardless of race. It should always be about who the person is, not the color of their skin.
• United States
25 Sep 09
There is only one race -- the human race. Divisions based on skin color and other features are completely arbitrary and created by humans who would like to believe that some are "races" are superior to others. There's no biological basis for human "races." But if people want to avoid living with other people for resons that are basically ignorant prejudice, that's their choice.
@MrPKitty (103)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Learning about differant cultures is always easier when you get it straight from the people who live in those cultures. So mingling is great way to expand your knowledge. OTOH, sometimes it's safer to stick with what you know. People are animals and if you stand out to much they could snap. Especially these days. People are hyper sensative over foreigners. Makes it hard for inoccent curiosity.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I think that we need to get over the idea of race. It is a scientific fact that in terms of human biology, race simply does not exist. There is no significant difference in the DNA makeup of various groups of humans. It has been shown that you will find more genetic variation among members of one group (i.e. among "white" people) than you will between groups (i.e. between "white" and "black" people). That said, we do have significant cultural differences- different foods, different religions, different clothing, and so on. While it is best to embrace diversity and respect the different cultural beliefs and traditions of others, it is also true that some people prefer to have a close relationship with someone whose ideas and practices are more similar to their own. I think that it's wonderful when people of different cultures can have a good relationship and maybe learn from each other, but I also think that it's possible to seek out a relationship with someone similar to you while still maintaining respect for people who are different.
• United States
25 Sep 09
Certainly I believe we should all live in harmony with one another...respect each other, and recognize that we are in this world together, and no one should think they are better than the other. HOWEVER...it doesn't mean we have to live with one another in our own spaces...I don't consider myself racist at all...however, I don't want to live in the same building with another culture. I don't like the smell of the food they cook, don't like the music they listen to, and the way we live our lives are often quite different. Therefore, I see nothing wrong with living amongst people of our own kind...keeping each culture together. That would be harmony