What's your thoughts on interracial relationships?

(Just curious on peoples feedback)

Me personally I think finding love with anyone is a beautiful thing. Some people might have a problem with other people dating outside there race. I think those types of people can be simple minded, and hold some type of resentment. My cousin has found herself in that type of situation before.

She's black and her boyfriend is white. Now she gets along with her boyfriend's family just fine, but as for his friends not at all. Apparently they like to make sexual and racial jokes about her. When her boyfriend brings them around her she gets very uncomfortable.

She discuss the issue with her boyfriend and he noticed. He believes they're more jealous if anything. One time she ended up calling the police on one of his friends, because he touched her in inappropriate way. After that incident her boyfriend decided to not talk to his friends anymore. They've also came across people that didn't like there interracial relationship.

For me its just abunch of drama. Everybody was raised to view peoples nationality in different ways, it could either be for the good or worse...

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Posted by RollingZeppelin

Those people are called racists, and are a bunch of backward idiots who should be shunned from society. Sure there might be problems with different cultures, but if two people love each other none of that should matter.

Posted by Dagbiker

My thought is the same with any relationship. But that doesn't mean that when I see a cute girl with a different colored partner I don't, instinctively think something to myself, or do a double take, just as im sure other people look at my weight.

But what makes us civilized is the ability to hold those thoughts back, and to learn about the people, and motivations behind them.

Posted by Clonedzero

It's 2013, we should be past stupid shit like this.

Plus interracial couples are good for the overall global genepool. Even science is on their side!

Edited by Dagbiker

Those people are called racists, and are a bunch of backward idiots who should be shunned from society. Sure there might be problems with different cultures, but if two people love each other none of that should matter.

you're just a Racist Racist.

Posted by psylah

I am the product of an interracial relationship.

#dealwithit

Posted by Darji

How the hell is this still a problem. Is it really not normal in the Us? In Germany it is totally normal.

Edited by AlexW00d

White people are shit, give me all of the other races.

Serious answer though, anyone who even slightly thinks anything when they see an interracial couple needs a good slap.

Posted by Dagbiker

@darji said:

How the hell is this still a problem. Is it really not normal in the Us? In Germany it is totally normal.

The whole, slavery thing really fucked our whole trust thing up for a few hundered years, probably going to take a few more hundred years to fix.

Posted by eskimo

Lets all fuck until we look the same.

Posted by spookytapes

wut

Edited by Dagbiker

@eskimo said:

Lets all fuck until we look the same.

Fixed.

But That probably wont happen, just do to the way evolution works, but we will probably be able to get pretty close.

Also, One side effect, everyone will have the same last name.

Posted by JasonR86

I think it's unbelievable that this question can still be asked and that people would not pick 'who cares who is with who?'.

Posted by TooWalrus

@dagbiker said:

@eskimo said:

Lets all fuck until we look the same.

Fixed.

But That probably wont happen, just do to the way evolution works, but we will probably be able to get pretty close.

Also, One side effect, everyone will have the same last name.

If operation "get @rorie laid" goes as well as it's supposed to, our descendants will all be Rories!

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Edited by ArtelinaRose

Love is beautiful no matter what form it takes. In fact, love in the face of such "differences" and social hardships may be even more so because it reaches a deeper level and understanding beyond just the physical and it shows that they truly value one another. It sounds like what your cousin has is wonderful. <3

I might just be very biased on this whole "it's okay to be in love with a person even though doing so may cause trouble for both of us" thing because hoping for that is one of the few things that keeps me from going totally bananers.

But yeah, nothing wrong with it. It's 2013, duders and duderinas, why are these kinds of things still issues?

Edited by Jams

Never cared. My observation though from my local area is that most of the white girls I've ever seen around here are almost always with a non white boy. Even my sister has dated more non white guys than white. My dad used to care back when we were kids. I accidentally let it slip that my sister was dating a black kid and he got all up in arms about it. Though I guess she had already broke up with him and didn't even last a couple days. Now though he doesn't give the tiniest bit of a shit.

Edit: Just woke up. What I was trying to get at is most nobody really cares around here save for some. Mostly traditional Mexican and white dads. It's always the dads though.

Edited by crusader8463

I think that most people, even though few will ever admit it, think that people should only date inside their own race. I personally think that's silly and if you care about someone it doesn't matter what they look like. That said, I think it can be rough and kind of feel a little sorry that they are going to have to deal with weird looks when out in public and potentially parents/family that are racist who think it's wrong and refuse to accept them.

Unless you live in an extremely racially diverse area I find theres always a kind of weird way people react around someone who is not the widespread race of that region. Like everyone is always on eggshells afraid they will say something that will be construed as being racist and getting them in trouble.

Posted by Dagbiker

Also people find different people attractive. It has to do with spreading your genes around. Its why people sometimes get the urge to move to a faraway place, or to travel. Its because, of a need to spread the gene pool, as opposed to mate with the same people over and over again.

But killing racism will not happen over night, it might not ever happen. But we can try.

Posted by isomeri

You really can't control who you fall in love with. And even if love has nothing to do with it I don't get why you couldn't get kinky with someone from another race or the same gender. I have a couple of somewhat racist relatives and I've tried to understand their point of view on several occasions but find it absolutely impossible.

Edited by TheManWithNoPlan

Unfortunately, some people feel they should judge someone else's relationship based on superficial bullshit. They think that their opinion or belief matters at all when concerned with someone else's love life. Prejudices will always exist in some form. Hopefully, one day, we as a society can get past some of the more stupider ones.

Really though, it's just great when someone can find love and happiness with another person.

Posted by Gamer_152

Interracial relationships are a non-issue and the fact that certain racists mock or oppose them in the year 2013 is shameful.

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Posted by GunslingerPanda

I care so little I neither approve nor disapprove.

Posted by Video_Game_King

This is 2013, right? Not 1913?

Edited by RVonE

This is 2013, right? Not 1913?

Yeah, I had to read the thread title twice just to make sure I read that question right.

Edited by joshwent

Probably not in my lifetime, but I can't wait until interracial relationships are just called... relationships.

Posted by rachelepithet

@rollingzeppelin: It's hard to shun them from society when in their opinion they are society-- a higher rung on the social ladder than us-- a further evolution of the human race-- sure racists are often hillbillies, unemployed to Walmart cashier, but they learn racism from propaganda delivered by intellectual billionaire elitists that run NewsCorp., TimeWarner, GE, etc. For some reason, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, scientists, professors, and so forth hold extremely racist views centered around evolution-- social Darwinism-- and it's hard to tell if it grows out of craziness in the brain when a mind is naturally so smart (like Einstein barely able to function in social situations outside work) or if the racism comes from the loveless, strict, enforced, fear driven, lonely childhood spent being forced to do schoolwork 24/7 or risk beatings cause your parents are betting on your child prodigy future as their get rich scheme. Little Asian kids are so shunned an on the verge of being disowned by their gas-station-owner parents if they don't win the violin Nationals... that they grow up to be bitter anti-black, anti-gay, anti-women's rights, Mercedes taking up two spaces, country club assholes (in spite of being Asian and still getting eye-pulls and rice jokes behind their backs by their Trumpy golf buddies.)

Posted by captain_clayman

Sometimes I forget that this is even a problem. I am in favor of the notion that people should just be able to fuck whoever they want.

Posted by AlexW00d

@joshwent said:

Probably not in my lifetime, but I can't wait until interracial relationships are just called... relationships.

They are .

Posted by FLStyle

I don't have any thoughts on interracial relationships, it is a thing, it exists.

Like trees or toast or Pepsi Max. mmmmm Pepsi Max.

Posted by joshwent

@alexw00d said:

@joshwent said:

Probably not in my lifetime, but I can't wait until interracial relationships are just called... relationships.

They are .

Well, based on this thread even existing, we clearly have a little ways to go.

That and in porn of course. But there it's more of a distinction of genre, rather than a form of segregation.

Edited by Hunter5024

As long as both partners are comfortable with it then I don't see how it matters at all. In fact, interracial couples are so accepted, that my friends actually think I'm racist for not finding black women attractive.

Edited by BaneFireLord

Wait, this is still an issue?

Edited by believer258

We're all humans, fuck whoever you want. As long as they're willing, of course. EDIT: And over 18.

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Posted by Sergio

I don't think about it. Both of my sisters and all but one friend are/were in interracial marriages.

Edited by Hunter5024

@believer258 said:

fuck whoever you want. As long as they're willing, of course.

Underaged sex? Believer258 approves.

Edited by believer258

@believer258 said:

fuck whoever you want. As long as they're willing, of course.

Underaged sex? Believer258 approves.

...and over 18, or around the same age as you if you're under 18.

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Posted by Animasta

@endurancefun: I missed the memo where interracial relationships were required by the government? And that they're still a very small percentage of relationships?

also your opinion is terrible and stuff but you already knew that (which is why you put that thing on at the end).

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@animasta said:

@endurancefun: I missed the memo where interracial relationships were required by the government? And that they're still a very small percentage of relationships?

also your opinion is terrible and stuff but you already knew that (which is why you put that thing on at the end).

I'm just logically finding what end results from this action, don't mind me, just using me noggin.

Posted by mrpandaman

@hunter5024 said:

@believer258 said:

fuck whoever you want. As long as they're willing, of course.

Underaged sex? Believer258 approves.

...and over 18, or around the same age as you if you're under 18.

So you still approve of underaged sex?

Posted by JasonR86

@animasta:

Luckily, in the real world and not on forums, he likely doesn't say anything like this. That's how I imagine all the opinionated people on forums. They are loud here because they can't be that way anywhere else and it's everywhere else that these opinions really matter.

Edited by EnduranceFun

@jasonr86: It may have something to do with me losing my job if I do that? It doesn't bother me as at certain points in history the same was true for those who thought the Earth was round, or that women should be allowed to wear pants. Plenty of stupid shit has taken a hold of public opinion in the past and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

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Posted by Levius

Hell, it's their lives they can do what they want with it. There is no rational reason to oppose it anyway, except for being a crazy old racist.

Posted by Superkenon

Sounds like that guy's friends are just assholes in general.

@darji said:

How the hell is this still a problem. Is it really not normal in the Us? In Germany it is totally normal.

It's totally normal in the US, too. Anyone against it are very distant outliers.

Of course, racist "jokes" are trending among certain college-age kids who like to incorporate them into their 'edgy repertoire'. These are the same witty savants who enjoy pioneering new jokes about women and the kitchens they should be manning. Ironically, of course. They're not actually pricks. Definitely not. They're just indistinguishable from each other. You wouldn't get it.

They are actually pricks.

Posted by Tireyo

I'll just put it this way. We are all responsible for our own decisions. So, if one wants a relationship with a person of another race, then that's their own business. Even if you don't like it, it's going to happen whether you like it or not... because it happens everywhere! So it's best to leave people alone, because as I say again, we are all responsible for our own decisions. I personally ain't exactly for or against it. This issue isn't really all that important anyways compared to all the other stuff that happens these days.

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@endurancefun said:

@animasta said:

@endurancefun: I missed the memo where interracial relationships were required by the government? And that they're still a very small percentage of relationships?

also your opinion is terrible and stuff but you already knew that (which is why you put that thing on at the end).

I'm just logically finding what end results from this action, don't mind me, just using me noggin.

Except that you're arguing from a completely counterfactual premise. Mating across the entire population of a species increases genetic diversity, not the other way around. Two parents with greatly heterogeneous genomes will give birth to an offspring of even greater genetic diversity compared to the overall population. Two homogeneous parents will risk compounding harmful mutations. This is why inbreeding is a bad thing, and why siblings and cousins having children is especially bad because it increases the risk that any familial recessive traits are carried over from both parents, resulting in a genetic disease.

And no, a lot of isolated populations spread across the globe of great heterogeneity between the groups will still not protect as much against a disease as a large population of greatly heterogeneous individuals. In a worst case scenario f an extremely lethal disease this might mean that one of the smaller groups has a larger population carrying a beneficial mutation resulting in more survivors in that group initially compared to the large group, but it also lowers the chance of any group having the mutation in the first place - the more genetic mixing, the greater the chance of a protective trait being either carried over or created

Sure, interbreeding will lead to a higher degree of cosmetic homogeneity because a lot of those traits are recessive or mosaic. But it's just that - cosmetic. The underlying genetics will be more heterogeneous. The real way of lowering genetic diversity is by having one small group significantly outbreed the other groups and over generations achieve considerable numerical superiority and then have it outcompete the remaining groups.

Interracial relationships are the complete opposite of that.

Posted by Shaunage

I can't believe this is still even a discussion.