Isn't it enough that a couple loves each other, do they also have to have the same pigmentation to fall in love?
Love is Love in whatever shape or form
we all dated who we were interested in - love (and lust for that matter) is colorblind.
I think that if someone makes you really happy and you love them, it does'nt matter what color they are.
"Personally, to me the whole issue is nonexistent. I don't see a problem with it, personally, and intend on urging my daughter to just be blind to
the skin color of someone."
Love, being colorblind does not make interracial marriage acceptable or right in the eyes of whom, u people collectively call "racists"(who, by the
way also realize love is colorblind). Judging from you people's posts, I think ur in the category of, race is just skin color, certain physical
traits, and racial purity has no value, importance.
I, like my generation abroad, was tought this in the public school system starting in preschool. This teaching in the public schools and else-where
is both good and bad in my view. Good because it means learning to see past our differences, live together(because interacting with other races pretty
much can't be avoided), in peace and friendship, helping and learning from one another, and looking at individuals of different race at eye level,
not looking down on them. I'm 19, white and grew up with kids of every race and mixes of races. I've had and have good FRIENDS of different
Bad because it is this philosophy, which is ingrained in kids heads, that says mixing is normal, pureness of race isnt something important to
preserve. So basically, RESPECT races not of your own, be proud of what u are(race). But don't worry about doing your part to PRESERVE the purity of
your race and by doing so preserving the purity of other races. If you VALUE your NATIONALITY like i do, it is illogical, treacherous, and
self-destructive not to preserve it. It is like saying, Respect the freedoms of others and let us not take the freedoms we have for granted(or
anything else of value) but let's not worry about doing our part to protect/preserve our freedoms and others! Instead let's toss our freedoms in a
"Melting Pot" filled with boiling hot Socialist/Communist liquid and watch them disintegrate.
The framework of a persons self-worth, self-esteem, integrity, belonging, IDENTITY is made of the ideology they stand for, which largely includes
one's own NATIONALITY/ETHNICITY. So, to teach that Race/nationality/ethnicity is just skin color and reduce everything that is associated with that
color's unique culture to a handfull of silly insignificant celebrations as a tiny footnote in life, is to create a void in that persons' sense of
belonging, Racial Integrity. What fills or tries to fill this void called insecurity at a young age besides Religion/faith? Pop-culture which is a
very poor substitute, which only distracts from the problems of insecurities and doesn't give the solution.
By Definition, RACIAL INTEGRATION= IMPAIRED(to diminish in strength, value; injured; damaged) state due to break-down of RACIAL INTEGRITY
So once the races become integrated, they lose their integrity and become impaired.
It took a lot of deep thought, and deprogramming, to get by the beliefs of my elders and realize that they were nothing more than the product of fear
Many people of all races will do anything to preserve their race/culture,be it right or wrong, good or evil, out of fear, out of love of their tribe,
out of pride/arrogance.
What is really the big deal about multi-racial relationships?
U must realize that when the millions of people who are "race concious,"see there own race coupled with a different one, expecially the attractive
opposite sex, negative feelings such as anger, frustration, a sense of betrayal etc. are naturally provoked. It is DEMORALIZING.Coming from Christian
perspective, this statement is very True to me. Corinthians 11:7 says that the man is the image and glory of God, but the WOMAN IS THE GLORY OF MAN.
So what is the Glory of the asian man? The asian woman. The white man? The white woman. The arab, mexican, indian, black man? u get the point.
So when I, like Many others see the Glory of my race, in my case and preferance, a beautiful blonde, walking down the street with someone of another
race, especially with kids, it is dissapointing to say the least that some of the glory of my race has been taken, robbed. And to think that her
daughters will not have the same beautiful looks as her is sad. On the flipside women of her spouses' race will take low blows to their
morale/confidence/self-esteem. But theirs always another fish in the sea right? One of the Mongolian Kahn rulers who's reach stretched through Russia
said that the conquered feel defeat greatest when u take their woman and children as your own.
I'm not full-blood white by the way, I'm dominantly German/British, but I'm 1/8 Native American. My grandma on one side is half Native American,
half german. I still don't look like I have one drop of Indian in me, I have fair skin, blonde hair and blues eyes. I'm proud of my Native American
heritage eventhough I dont associate with my tribe, for obvious reasons. The biggest being white boys aren't exactly welcome and accepted well with
most of the full-bloods.Because its an insult to their IDENTITY of who is really Native. They want their blood to survive and stay pure because they
are a small minority. I'm not bothered by this, I know I don't belong with them. I'd rather be full-blood white or full-blood Native American
anyday, eventhough I haven't had any problems. Unlike many who's mixed features which stand out, cause them much suffering.
BTW I guess u christians could say God is a Racial-Separatist, judging from what he did in Genesis 11:1-9. The description of Babel reminds me of
home, good ol' USA. But God isn't going to separate us by mixing our languages up again, he's coming again, this time to rule on earth. As a
Christian, I still believe he wants the whole world to be of One mind, Spiritualy, and worship him in one accord.
[edit on 13-3-2005 by Cherubimsfire]