Opponents to interracial dating always go on and on about cultural differences, but, I've never understood it, I mean, countries tend to have an overall culture anyway, and, what about personality. For example, what's black culture, being bourgeois, being ghetto? What about white culture, being hicks, being corrupt execs? I don't get it, most people don't fit into any culture or stereotype or whatever, so what are they referring to when they speak of culture?
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Culture is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as "the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time." Culture can also consist of religious beliefs, food, ways of life, etc. This means that culture is not fundamentally based on race, especially in racially diverse countries.
It just so happens that in some cases, in certain countries, people of the same race belong to the same culture, that doesn't apply to everyone though. Just because I'm white doesn't suddenly mean I have a different culture than someone of a different race. If we grew up in the same place, hold the same beliefs, customs, etc. then that basically means we share the same culture. A lot of people seem to think that culture is only based on race which isn't true.
My boyfriend is not the same race as me. However, he and I both grew up in the same town, we have the same religion, hold the same beliefs, etc. and our relationship is fine. A difference in culture would probably make it more difficult to have a successful relationship, however like I said, that isn't necessarily based on race.0