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okay......poll time again...

Poll #453576 Is race important in a relationship?

Please share your opinions and/or facts and/or websites you know of about interractial relationships....



Okay...I also seem to remember seeing in Anime Angels at one point before the ownership and server and whatnot changeover (and before the thread/membership trimming) this one thread about interracial relationships and I was wondering if sleepybluekitty remembered this link that was on that thread....I would appreciate if anyone if not her, would provide me of that link or of any other pro-interracial page, thanks.....

Anyway my aunt and uncle from Jenks are over tonight having turkey dinner and stuff...and recently the topic turned.....I forgot how since we have wine too....but it turned to immigration and I guess I influenced the color of mom's point of her conversation since...well....

To clean out the one word she said....she was saying how people from.....*ahem*...."down south" come up here and the people in control of that country let them do that so that they can get our money...and how they expect to come up here and not speak any English like they should if they expect to be here and stuff......

Well I did mention to her about the guys at the Chinese restaurant down the street and her most of all and my aunt a little bit told me that they at least try to speak English and learn it as well as feel free to shout messages in Chinese back to the kitchen but yet it's different when the Mexicans come up here and work in the jobs that what they consider "rich fat white guys" don't want to work in and speak nothing but Spanish but have one person speak for them.

I forgot what other point they used to clarify this but the thing is that their point is that it's different for a Mexican or whatever to come up here and do all the menial stuff that apparently they claim the white people in this country never want to do because it's "beneath them" because they "want more pay" and it's different from the ones from Mexico and the other Spanish speaking countries that come up here to go to college and speak perfect English from the get go...like my Monday night classmate from Honduras.

and then mom starts into being irritated about all those interracial relationships and apparently (thank God she hadn't had the chance to expound on that but she might have while I am back here but...) ...it appears that not only she disagrees with black + white but she apparently disagrees with white + anything or any other combo...all she got the chance to admit to out there is that in "her opinion" that the parts of the Bible speaking against being unequally yoked and not marrying out of one's culture and stuff.... it also in "her opinion" is speaking against whites marrying blacks and whites + hispanics, and whites + asians, whites + whatever....I'm wondering if she also could mean whites+islanders and whites+other whites that have different cultures...

I mean it's a different culture if an "American" white marries a "Canadian" white right?


Or an "American" white marry a "Russian" white....or any other white from a country that used to be a part of the USSR.... or a white from Poland....or Sweden....'

Comments

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biscayne
Mar. 13th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
The way I look at it is, if God didn't want the races to intermingle, he would have made everyone the same.
blk_death
Mar. 13th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
I mean it's a different culture if an "American" white marries a "Canadian" white right?


Or an "American" white marry a "Russian" white....or any other white from a country that used to be a part of the USSR.... or a white from Poland....or Sweden....'


HAHA! That is tru and I'm sure she doesn't mean that since most whites are mixed up too, like irish and german or a russian german decent. you know my outlook on this topic. And actually some ppl in the Bible DID marry other cultures. A most important example is Ruth & Boaz (Ruth a Moabitess marrying Boaz, who became thru Ruth the great grandfather of David, King David, the line which Jesus was born of...if God was so concerned about this, why'd He lead the line of David to be mixed cultures? It's like God uses this to show the same thing that Jesus showed us about Gentiles (non-Jews) being welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven.).
simplykorean
Mar. 14th, 2005 12:30 am (UTC)
And what millenium is it?
My word, what year do we live in? *rolls eyes* Alright, I highly disagree with people dating only within their race. Pathetic. You have a point there - a Canadian dating an American is not that much different than an Asian and a Caucasian dating. Such as myself, I am in an interracial relationship and race is not even an issue. Guh, people really need to grow up and get past these stupid issues.
skrain_bodak
Mar. 14th, 2005 03:11 am (UTC)
Re: And what millenium is it?
Well Hi Beth!!!!! :D :D

I know... are you glad that it's my mom instead of me being like that?
chimchim237
Mar. 14th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
you'd be suprised at that flack that my wife and i get even in this day and age, for us being of different races. some people i guess can't get past their own ignorance and fear-of-the-unknown (which then maifests itself as hatred) to see that people everywhere are just people.
blk_death
Mar. 15th, 2005 05:15 am (UTC)
if you look at this comment...
what kinda things do you encounter AND how do you deal with it? i'm entering an interracial rela and was wondering cuz my parents keep telling me all the negative things that we may encounter.
chimchim237
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
i belive that some of her co-workers look down on her, and us, because i am hispanic. ...and that's mainly due to the fact that they hate hispanic people in general, for their own ingorant, insanely redneck, backwater reasons.

and we really just don't pay them any attention at all because of their cluelessness.

as to the two of us, well, of course there are issues of being from different races, cultures, etc. ...but we learn and respect eachother of course and i think our relationship -- and our children (because we're married now and know that we both want children) -- will be better off because of the richness of our two different backgrounds and points-of-view.
chimchim237
Mar. 14th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
the people that your fam. should be mad at are not the mexicans, but the corporations that hire them.

if Ford hadn't moved all their plants to Mexico, all the white people in Flint, Michegan would still be employed. if WalMart didn't hire Mexicans to do all their hard labor / stocking / janatorial work, etc. and instead hire english-speaking people, then Mexicans would not come to this country to find work. if the U.S. government didn't insist on ruining the economys of S. American and Asian countries, those people would stay home and not come here to find a different opportunity.

as it was,
in the 1960s and '70s, my family in Mexico saw that there was a big opportunity to be hired working in the orchards and fruit cannning companies in California. So most of the folks on my mom's side of the family moved to CA from Mexico.

They edcuated themselves and their kids, got citizenships, made sure that all us kids went to college and had better lives, and improved themselves and their communities.

Sure,
some Mexicans abuse the system.
Most immigrants are folks like you and me, just trying to get by and live a normal, happy life and provide for their families.
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