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Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
I think someone wanting there daughter or son not dating someone of a different color is fine. It is just tradition and keeping there blood line a cretin way. It also goes with religions too. Ever heard a mom asks if her daughter’s boyfriend was Catholic or Jewish. If you meet someone of different race or a religion and you love them that’s great, but if your mom rather you date some one as the same race or religion, it does not make her a racist.
I faced exactly that ... my parents treated me and my black partner like crap for five years cuz they weren't comfortable with it.
I sure felt like they were racists every time it happened, especially as the years wore on.
Maybe they are not racist, and maybe its okay to think like that. But, imho, it is not okay to try to coerce someone else to be a bigot too, and it is not okay to be ignorant, rude, disrespectful, or mean to someone becuz they are not what you think is 'okay'. I was hurt so deeply by my family's actions... well, anyway.
I just totally disagree with you.
'As far as inter-racial relationships, the existence of that phrase is racism in itself. In my mind there are no races, only humans.'
One race, the human race, agreed.
[edit on 03 22 2005 by BlackGuardXIII]
Originally posted by BillHicksRules
I have never understood the concept of anti-semitism, but then again I have never understood how people can be racist or xenophobic.
I do not judge people based on religion, skin colour etc.
I judge everyone on their own merits.
Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
This has been a great, long, thoughtful thread that has allowed me to make the following conclusion, and it is that racism is alive and well today and is as big a problem as it ever was.
One big issue is that the entire issue either gets no attention or is handled in the worst way possible. I am against affirmative action because that is basically racism. Also, racism is not a material issue. It's the simple deprivation of being a good human being. How do "gifts" solve the problem of racism? They don't
I also have a problem when people, especially white people, talk about others being racist towards them. While anybody can suffer racism, there are only certain people who can say such things. One can never understand what racism is just by sitting in a classroom and learning about it. Racism is something that has to be experienced first-hand to know what it's truly about.
I wish someone like Martin Luther King or even better would arise and lead the charge against racism, discrimination, and bigotry. But hey, who knows. Maybe it could be one of us here, or maybe even me!