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The Cultural Case For Being Against Interracial Mariages

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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 12:47 PM
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But you're missing the point. Culture can easily live on without some mythical purity of blood.

There are aspects of Mayan culture still alive and well today in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Syncretism has occurred because when the Spanish arrived in 1519-1522, the Mayans (as well as the Aztecs and the Tlaxcaltecs and Yaquis and Purrhepechan and various other groups) were pushed into a corner, but there was never a total annihilation of their culture. It survived in various forms and to varying degrees of mixing with Spanish culture.

Let's not forget that leading up until just a few decades before the invasion of the Americas, Spanish culture had just gone through a continuous process of evolution, from the Roman Empire in decline to the Gothic kingdoms and the invasion of the Moors and the influx of North African and Arabian cultural influences.

If anything, Mexico is the product of the Celt, the Greek, the Roman, the Goth, the Basque, the Arab, the Jew, the Mayan, the Aztec, the Olmec, the Toltec and the Huastec, to name a few. There is no "one culture" even when we talk about Mexico, or Spain. It is merely the point of mixing that has occurred up until this moment that we put it under the microscope and analyze it and write books about it.

...Or England. What is England, if not a mix of the Celtic, the Brythonic, the Roman, the Angle, the Saxon, the Jute, the Norseman, and the Norman?

By extension, what is American culture? There is some of this English influence, but it is not pure either, insofar as we can even identify what "pure" actually would mean...

And while I only talk about culture, there is also ethnicity. They may or may not line up exactly...

...ask one of the millions of Japanese Brazilians (who may or may not speak Japanese and practice flower arranging ceremony).

...ask the Bulgarians, a Turkic people who adopted a Slavic language and Christianity.

...ask any American with a non-English name...analyze them and see if they don't hit your standards about "being American" once you here how they talk, what they do, what they wear, etc.

OK, ask questions all you want about so-called biracial marriages, but don't ignore empirical evidence when it disagrees with your opinions. It's not "attacking" to lay out the facts.




posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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There is no case for it. First if you are an American you have no pure culture to begin with. Every tradition every custom we have has come from somewhere else and has been adapted by us for us. Second culture is always adapting and changing, to try and hold it still is all but impossible and altogether unnatural. Third racial diversity will one day disappear altogether as the world gets smaller.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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Who cares, people will have sex with whoever they want, it's their responsibility to educated their child(ren) and its cultural identity.

I'm not 100% sure that "cultural identity" is such a good thing anyways, matter of fact it's probably a bit racist all in itself. Regardless of what you are, if you favor one culture/race over another you are automatically saying its superior to others, hence racism, "culturalism", bigotry or whatever you want to label it as.


Originally posted by KeliOnyx
There is no case for it. First if you are an American you have no pure culture to begin with. Every tradition every custom we have has come from somewhere else and has been adapted by us for us.


Honestly you could say that about pretty much anything from anywhere. There is obviously culture that is definitively American and in fact conceived right here in the states, plenty of it.
edit on 14-3-2012 by RSF77 because: (no reason given)



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