Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Blame the Children

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When discussing the chapter today, we briefly mentioned interracial marriages and how the interviewees used hypothetical children to get away with making a racist comment. It made me realize how often children are used to enforce faulty logic. Though I know that people with mixed backgrounds have to deal with more racism than usual, they are also more open minded towards those different from themselves. This can only help society get over its racial prejudices. Likewise, “the children” are used as an excuse to prevent or try to prevent homosexuals from adopting children. Yet, there have been studies done showing how more tolerant these children end up growing up to be, since they see how prejudices can effect the lives of those around them and themselves as well. They can see that there is no basis for these horrid views. Until people accept others as different, but equal, our society can not truly flourish.


Written by erom13

September 15, 2009 at 12:52 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. At work, I have noticed that mixed children seem to always have the most difficult time fitting in and are often the object of a lot of joking. I have not talked that much with them about why this happens, but would be interested to find out if they have a harder time identifying with one group.


    September 17, 2009 at 2:06 am

  2. I definitely agree with the points you made. More so, I certainly think that children who are mixed tend to be more open minded. Around my diverse area, where I lived, people were always accepting, and intrigued to learn about the different cultures that made up a person’s background. I also do think that people make the excuses that mixed children endure more racism, to ultimately try and prevent people having mixed children.


    September 18, 2009 at 3:20 am

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