Mixed Race Couples:
What do you think about mixed race couples? Do you approve? Are you uncomfortable when you see them?
Not in the slightest, I'd be a hypocrite if I was! I know many mixed race couples and I think it makes life more interesting.
Would you date a person of another race? Would you marry a person of another race? Any and all other races? If not, why not?
I already have, my wife is Japanese. Never mind the difference in race, try the difference in cultures!! Many people ask me why I married a Japanese
person or what made me choose a Japanese wife over a Western wife. I always have to say I married my wife not her race. I love her for the person she
is and not for any other reason.
Kids of Mixed Race
When you see a mixed race person, what do you think and how do you feel? Are you intrigued? Think nothing of it? Feel sorry for them? Envious?
I look forward to sharing the joy of two vibrant but wholly different cultures, Japanese and Irish. They can only balance each other out really! We
might make a sane person between us!
I do feel some anxiety about bringing mixed-race kids into the world. In Japan, they would be known as 'halfs' but I prefer to think of them as
'doubles' Every parent feels protective of their kids though and I would think they would always worry their kids would get on in life no matter
If your son or daughter wanted to date a person outside his/her race, would you support them? Caution them? How would you feel? Would some races be
more acceptable than others?
I hope they do and I hope they invite them and their families home to meet me. Our families have had nothing but very positive experiences reaching
across the divide to share cultures.
I think the problems come from over-familiarity perhaps. Once the lustre of uniqueness wears off a particular race they are open to the projection of
fears and ignorance by a different race.
Besides, I always remember the weird saying that the race you hate the most is the race your daughter will marry. Fate has a weird way of turning
around and biting you in the arse.
Racial Hatred and Slurs:
In your opinion, are all racial slurs the same?
I have been on the crappy end of the racism stick many times and I can tell you I didn't enjoy it. I learned to get over and beyond it though. It did
force me to re-examine my views of other races and how I deal with them. The golden rule of treat people like you would be liked to be treated
yourself stands tall.
Racial slurs come from weakness, lack of confidence and ignorance. Same as all other insults and slurs. In other words, sticks and stones...
Is “racial hatred” worse than other kinds of hatred? Why or why not?
This is where I get off the PC train I am afraid. I have seen the traits in races that earn them the slurs that are so widely thrown about. I have
gotten the whole 'foreigners are lazy, stupid, loud, drunk and violent' shtick off the Japanese and then get some idiot come and prove it to them
that foreigners were all those things while I am being the good little diplomat trying to convince them otherwise.
There are idiots in every race and it is thanks to them that we get a bad name. I cringe every time I hear the drinking and fighting Irish jibes, but
then I drink and I am a martial artist who likes a good fight. Makes things confusing.....
Do you think most people have similar views to yours when it comes to race and race relations?
Yes. I find the Japanese and the Irish to be on the same wavelength as each other when it comes to outsiders. Though considering how I was accepted in
Japan, I feel this has more to do with familiarity and agreement on common views rather than anything to do with race.
I hate being PC instead of being honest but my views on other races are made from meeting many members of that particular race and find each one of
them reinforcing my view as being true. Sometimes my views are less than positive but for the most part I haven't met a race I would dislike to the
point of hatred.
I have a particular dislike for one race though which is borne through meeting many different individuals in different places who were all equally as
irritating and arrogant as their fellows. I hope every day I will meet someone from that race to prove me wrong about them. I am sadly still waiting
Does this make me a racist!?!!?! OMG!
Do you think other people are generally more or less racist than you are?
Do you consider yourself somewhat racist? Not very racist? Totally open and accepting to other races? Very racist?
I am racist in the POV that I have come to dislike certain races from multiple dealings with them. An unpopular view perhaps, but this thread is all
about honest opinions right?