Now I’m not looking for the socially acceptable response to this question, because it’s not about what others think, but what you would do in this situation.
Would you have any problems if your son/daughter dated and/or married someone of any race different than your own?
Now I’ve asked this question before in another forum and these are the excuses that were used to get out of answering the question or addressing the issue. So I wonder how many reading this will not respond or choose to use these cop outs.
- “…my children are not old enough to date”
- “…my children are already married or have a boyfriend/girlfriend”
- “…we don’t believe in that, but I’m not racist.”
- “…why does it always have to be about race with you people?”
- “…I don’t mind them dating someone, but marriage is something different.”
- “…I think the children will have a hard time in life.”
- “…I don’t have a problem with it, but I don’t know how everyone else would treat them.”
- “…I don’t prefer it, but it’s their life.”
What’s love gotta do with it when it involves dating or marriage? (I’m being sarcastic)
As someone who has personally been in more than one interracial relationship. I have heard these things not only from White people, but Black too. I had the opportunity to date more than just Black & White women, but it didn’t come without opposition from people who would be among the first to say that they’re not a racist, but… You may not be a racist, but you’re acting like one when you discriminate against someone, prevent, obstruct or make it difficult for someone on the basis of race. No matter how unaware it may be, the results are the same.
So what would you do?
I trust that you will be honest and avoid giving the socially acceptable answer, because you’re more concerned about people’s perception than personal principle. I’m not going to attack you. You’re entitled to your preferences, but don’t allow preferences to be a prejudice.WhaW