Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Nothing like Florida/Georgia weekend to bring family together

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I came home for the Florida/Georgia game because I live very close to Jacksonville and there was going to be a BBQ. I brought my boyfriend with me.
After my dad and his best friend had a few beers my dad’s friend called me over. Because I had brought my boyfriend home he asked me what would have happened if I had brought a black boy home. I was a tad confused by the question and promptly said that I wouldn’t, mainly because my dad was sitting there and would not allow me to date a black person.
Then he asked me if it would be bad if his one of his daughters brought home a black boy. I found that question very interesting.
Personally, I dont think there is a problem with biracial couples, but I was amazed at how openly my parents, and their friends, talked about how they would not approve of their children dating black people.
I think it’s a tad unfortunate =(

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Written by kmurph2688

November 1, 2009 at 1:52 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. you wish I was black!!!!!!

    ahartzog

    November 1, 2009 at 2:12 am

  2. I’ve actually talked to my parents about what would happen if I were to bring a black boyfriend home or marry a black guy out of curiosity. My mother and father both said that they wouldn’t care as long as he was a good, Christian boy (which still irritated me because I don’t like prejudice against other religions, being spiritually open myself). But, they both said that my grandparents and extended family older family would not approve at all. This is extremely sad, but it does give me hope for the future that racism will weed itself out since they grew up in households with slight prejudices, but they do not have any themselves.

    victorianelson

    November 2, 2009 at 3:07 pm

  3. Although I find it unfortunate, I feel as though people from older generations can be blamed for feeling the way that they do. Just as we were raised in a more racially accepting society, they were also raised in one with more reservations regarding race. This isn’t an issue with them individually, but the society at the time they were brought up in.

    justinjayjones

    November 9, 2009 at 1:23 am


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