Biracial Marriage

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Do you have a problem with any of these mixed race marriages?

  1. Black / White

    9 vote(s)
    10.7%
  2. Black / American Indian

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  3. Black / Hispanic

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  4. White / Hispanic

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. White /Asian

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  6. White / American Indian

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  7. Black / Asian

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  8. Asian/American Indian

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  9. I do have a problem with bi racial marriages.

    10 vote(s)
    11.9%
  10. I don't have problems with bi racial marriages.

    69 vote(s)
    82.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SaggyWoman

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    Do you have a problem supporting any of the following unions between a man and woman?
     
  2. Bible Believing Bill

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    No problem at all with any of these or any other bi racial marriage. I do believe that anyone entering a biracial marriage needs to go into it with their eyes wide open. The will find people who don't approve, probably form their own families. The need to understand the culture of their spouse and be prepared to adopt some cultural elements from their spouse.

    You can run into a lot of the same problems that will be encountered in a biracial marriage in a marriage between two people of the same race but who were raised in differing cultures and / or religions i.e. a White Anglo Saxon Protestant from New Jersey marries a White Catholic from Germany.

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  3. Tom Bryant

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    Good stuff, Bill. And pastors need to be the one pointing those truths out.
     
  4. FBCPastorsWife

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    I have no problem with it. I am interested in hearing from the 1 person that voted against the bi-racial marriage of black/white but no others. Where is the logic there...if any?
     
  5. faithgirl46

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    I have a a friend and loved one who are against bi-racial marriages big time. I say at least it is a union between a man and a woman.
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  6. mcdirector

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    I am the product of one of those combinations.
     
  7. Baptist Believer

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    There's only one human race. But given the notion that a marriage between people of two different ethnicities is popularly called "bi-racial marriage," I am not opposed.

    Back in the late 1950s, my parents were considered a bi-racial couple by other members of my father's family since my father was descended from a long line of Southern white people and my mother was born in Eastern Europe, although she is of Austrian descent. My aunts caused an enormous amount of trouble for my parents and divided the family to the point where my parents decided not to subject their "half-breed" children to the racist attitudes of my father's family. As a result, I barely know anyone on my father's since of the family.

    My wife is of mostly Norwegian descent and is at least as "white" as me. However, my sister-in-law married a black man and their children, my three nephews, are of obviously mixed ethnicity. For the most part, they don't seem to have any major issues with their ethnic heritage. The oldest of the boys apparently thinks of himself as black, while the two younger boys have not expressed (at least to me) any self-concept of their ethnicity.

    Since almost everyone is descended from mixed ethnicities wihtin the past 10 generations, and given the fact that scripture teaches us that we are all descended from a common set of parents, we have no biblical, ethical, or social excuse for racism or segregation by ethnicities.
     
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    Agreed. But prejudice does raise it's very ugly head on a very regular basis.

    I've got more to say on my own past, but I'm not sure how much I'm ready to say yet. Lots was hidden from me. Lots of duplicity . . . Lots of double standards . . . Lots of things to come to grips with.
     
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    Older people find bi racial marriages as socially acceptable as a teenager being pregnant in the 1920's and 1930's.
     
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    I have no problem with the ones getting married. I'm concerned for the children, though. A man and a woman can put up with flack from their families if they are ignorant in the matter, but children will have a harder time understanding why Uncle Ned doesn't like me.
     
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    I agree.Kids not to mention adults can be very cruel and insensetive if you or your family is different.
    Faithgirl
     
  12. Tom Bryant

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    Adults can be cruel, not to mention stupid...

    My aunt and uncle adopted a child from Mexico. An adult asked them if they knew spanish? They said no. The adult then asked them how they would talk to him when he started talking. :confused:

    But you'd be surprised how a little child's smile will melt the heart of ol' Uncle Ned. Seen it before.
     
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    I am not shocked, Tom. I had an aunt and uncle who hated all orientals due to December 7. They expected me to as well. When I refused and tried to quote God's word I was called a traitor. :tonofbricks: :tear:
     
  14. Baptist Believer

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    Yes, but at the same time, we can't let the stupidity/ignorance/prejudice of others set our agenda.

    For the foreseeable future, there will always be people who are prejudiced against others due to their ethnic background. We can't change that and we shouldn't let it hold us back. Our children (no matter what their ethnic background) will likely face people who are prejudiced against them for a variety of reasons. That's no excuse for not having children if you would otherwise want to have them.

    I was taunted as a child for being "an albino" (merely much whiter than my classmates), for having a head larger than most people, and from family members for being a "mixed" child because of my mother's Austrian heritage. I survived and children of obviously mixed ethnicities will also survive. And as a result, they may learn a few things about the stupidity and ignorance of prejudice.
     
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    Well, it doesn't take looking different to hurt others either.

    One of the times that my dad had left my mom - it was very fresh and I was grown. We were at church. Joe was with a little friend who ran up to his grandpa. His grandpa gave him a hug. Joe ran up with arms outstretched, "Jason's Grandpa!" ready for his hug. The old man put his arms down and walked off. Joe wasn't his.

    I picked Joe up and deposited him in his class, went and found and empty room and bawled. This particular grandpa knew us well. He'd spent lots of time with us. He knew both the boys, but we weren't blood. I'll never forget the look on Joe's face. How dare he deny a child a hug.
     
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    quote=mcdirector]Well, it doesn't take looking different to hurt others either.

    One of the times that my dad had left my mom - it was very fresh and I was grown. We were at church. Joe was with a little friend who ran up to his grandpa. His grandpa gave him a hug. Joe ran up with arms outstretched, "Jason's Grandpa!" ready for his hug. The old man put his arms down and walked off. Joe wasn't his.

    I picked Joe up and deposited him in his class, went and found and empty room and bawled. This particular grandpa knew us well. He'd spent lots of time with us. He knew both the boys, but we weren't blood. I'll never forget the look on Joe's face. How dare he deny a child a hug.[/quote]
    :1_grouphug: I am sorry to hear this.:tear: For some reason the verse verily, verily, in a much as you have done it to the least of these my brethern you have dne it to Me popped into my mind.
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    Interestingly, I have discovered a deep prejudice more regarding religion...certainly the case in dear old Oz.....really get Aunty Nellie and Uncle Ern up in arms.....:laugh:
     
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    Yes, the religious differences seem to trigger stronger reactions. I was getting ready to help teach a group of Hispanic children. When I asked the woman running the class if they were Catholic (so I would know a little bit about their background), she responded by saying, "NO, they're American."

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  19. Filmproducer

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    Ok not looking for an argument here, but for the poster(s), who have voted no to any black/other race category why is that? If you are against one, why not all? What makes a bi-racial marriage with a black person so disagreeable? :confused:

     
  20. mcdirector

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    Does seem odd. In my mind it's all or nothing.
     

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