Inter-racial Marriage......

United States
December 22, 2006 10:20am CST
I'm curious to know what people think about Inter-racial marriage. I am a "white" American, and my husband is from Puerto Rico. My sister is married to a black man from Angola. My family, especially my father, had a very hard time accepting our husbands. Thankfully, he is over it now, since he sees what good husbands and fathers they are. Any opinions will be appreciated!
6 responses
• India
22 Dec 06
My aunts and my uncles(who are Indians), are married to Americans. I dont think it is weird. You should get married with the person whom you love!! My family had no problems with their marriage.
• United States
22 Dec 06
Thank you for your response!
• United States
22 Dec 06
People always have to have a problem with something whether or not their reasons are good ones or not. The more time goes, the better we get at accepting interracial couples and the children they produce. By the way, I don't really think Puerto Ricans are a different race than us, are they? Just a different ethnic group. Regardless, they are not from our own backyard so there is a problem when they want to marry our daughters, even if there is no valid reason. Just look around you and you'll see that hardly anybody is happy about everything. Don't worry about it. I have been in interracial relationships, my kids are half black, half white with some other stuff thrown in - Native American, Greek, and I have dealt with issues all my life because of it but a person loves who they love. I don't limit myself to only black men so it isn't a race thing with me.
• United States
22 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.....you are right, Puerto Ricans are Americans. Unfortunately, some people in America refuse to accept that fact, since they speak a different language, and most of them have darker complexions then caucasians. My sister, my brother, and I were all raised in a racist family, but by God's grace, we didn't inherit our father's ignorance!
@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
22 Dec 06
As long as they love you and are treating you right, I don't have any problem with it at all. My sister married a man who was born in the US, but whose parents are Japanese. Her son looks like he's Hawaiian, very, very good looking boy!
• United States
22 Dec 06
Thanks for your comments!
@katrina21 (116)
• India
22 Dec 06
I think, marry anyone you like and with whom you can spend the rest of your life. What does it matter if you are white or black or brown or yellow? So long as your values are the same, it is ok to start a family with a person of another race. We are moving slowly to a universal race which will be brown, if we go by what the experts say.....
• United States
22 Dec 06
Thank you for your response!
@meiteoh (420)
• Switzerland
8 May 08
I'm an Asian married to a French. If you look at our photos, it's pretty obvious how different we are - even physically. While our parents were alright with it, much of society wasn't, especially in my country - there are many Malaysians out there who will stare and even make comments about me dating a "whitey" (being a gold digger, after a ticket out of the country, am not good enough for a Chinese man, no one wants me or my hubby)... Then when we got married, the tune swung the other way. My hubby is expected to be loaded, we are expected to pander to the Asian way of filial piety - like putting up with bi-yearly visits that go on for months, travelling back home every year even though we may have trouble affording it and get this - I am expected to included my family name into my children's name!!!!!!!!!! And the funny part is that we face more "judgement" in Asia than we do in Europe. Or maybe it's because people in Europe are too polite to say anything to our face. In Malaysia, it's written all over theirs. =.=
• India
7 May 08
Personally,I don't think there is anything wrong about inter racial marriage,as long as the two married are in total love! To me,all the matters is true love;