Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Family views on interracial relationships.

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This weekend I was at a party and I overhead some girl talking about her family and how they didn’t want her dating outside her race. She was saying how her family would not accept anyone that wasn’t Indian like her. I thought this was surprising, but I remembered hearing this from many friends of different cultures. Older generations such as parents and grandparents across different races and ethnicity’s often instill this idea that you should stay within your race or try to better it. It is sad that even with all the changes in attitudes, ideas like this still remain and get passed on through generations.

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Written by brecal

November 15, 2009 at 1:03 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I do think it is sad how previous generations feel about issues such as these. However, this is a result of the culture and society they grew up in. Even though they may project those feelings onto their offspring, it is the society that dictates what a generation deems socially acceptable.

    justinjayjones

    November 16, 2009 at 2:21 am

  2. This definitely shows how different societies and cultures treat race quite differently than we do here in America. I wonder if perhaps other cultures may be more racist in the marriage or other aspects due to the way they think. There are of course those that are racist in American, but, unlike other cultures, it is not a simple fact of our society.

    victorianelson

    November 16, 2009 at 4:05 am

  3. Same thing in my family. Although I am a third white, My maternal side, I could not see them appreciating me dating another race. I personally think its kind of dumb not too, but perhaps they just want to keep everyone in their own “kind”.

    kherbert09

    November 17, 2009 at 1:18 am


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