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I always wondered this. Growing up in segregation, did you find that most old people now who were racist (assuming you knew any) stop being racist or are they still (or were, if they are dead) racist? Cause, I always wondered if old people who were for it conditioned to change their views or simply supress them over time cause it isn't socially acceptable. Like, on 1 hand, I feel like it's kinda like gay marriage where there's opposition to it, but not everyone is against it. But there are still people who will go to their grave condemning gay people
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@Other_Tommy_Wiseau I think the answer to your question depends on whether your focus in on their feelings, their thoughts, or their behavior. When I was a child, I witnessed KKK rallies, cross burnings, and I knew someone who openly admitted to involvement with the Klan. I remember stores with signs that said "Whites Only," pairs of water fountains marked "White" and "Colored," and four restrooms: "White Men," "White Women," "Colored Men," and "Colored Women." However, we had those things because we had "always" had those things and I don't remember too many folks who cared that much except that is the culture to which they had become accustomed. When forced busing was implemented to desegregate the public schools, there was no rioting in the South; the riots were in Boston and Louisville (which is not truly a part of the South.) CONTINUED
For many Southerners, resentment towards blacks was really directed at ghetto culture and entitlement mentality; those things have lost their uniquely black character and have become multicultural. From spending more time around black people, we have learned that all blacks are not alike and that many of them are very fine people.Some of the people who were racist 50 years ago no longer think the same thoughts about black people and they certainly don't see much openly racist behavior in my area. I see white men holding doors open for black people, I see white people calling black people "Ma'am" and "Sir" and I see frequent interracial dating. So, if you focus on thoughts and behaviors, the South has moved forward at a very rapid pace. That doesn't mean, of course, they you can't find pockets of racism, but it does mean that they are much less common than they were 50 years ago.CONTINUED
Feelings are a different issue. If you are taught, when you are a child, that black people are bad, that they are violent, and that they can't be trusted, then it is difficult to shake those feelings. . . just like someone who acquires a fear of the dark when they are a child. The feelings are always present. When I see an interracial couple, I have an unpleasant visceral reaction even though I know that whether they date is strictly their decision to make and it is none of my business. I can tell myself that my emotional reaction is wrong but that doesn't change it. My emotional reaction is simply something that I battle when it arises.I hope that answers your question/
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Please elaborate on what these social obstacles are. What does the colour of your skin have to do with if you're more likely to get divorced? You make it sound like being biracial is something that is so hard to live with, when it really isn't.
@xnxstxsix You can google divorce rate by race. Black man + white woman is the highest divorce rate.Social obstacles - "brothers" will not often accept biracial men as equals and biracial men will sometimes not associate themselves as white either.not saying I agree with this or that is is the case 100% of the time, but it is a risk
I have looked it up many times before because I am the product of an interracial marriage (Black Woman + White Man) While what you did mention about Black Men + White Women relationships is true it is not always the case for other interracial couple/marriages.Proof :https://www. blogher. com/files/divorce_3. jpg
@xnxstxsix I wonder why there's such a huge disparity between white woman / black man divorce rates compared to white man / black woman ones. I mean it's the same races but it's almost a 250% difference.
1. I never met a child that never did face some type of social obstacle. I'm pretty sure every child has some type of story involving how they were either bullied or treated unfairly by others. It's a guaranteed part of life.2. @xnxstxsix already addressed the divorce rate.3. White Americans and White Russians are not physiologically equal either. They both have different IQ levels, bone structures and height, but you don't see people complaining about such couple combination. If these type of differences is what matters in a relationship, then people should not only stick to their race but they should stick to their own ethnic group as well.
@Maik567 While they are the same race there is a gender dynamic at play and I believe that that gender difference is the key.Nobody knows why the gender difference causes such a huge difference among Black and White divorce rate, but one theory I heard states that Black Women and White Men has always been a taboo pairing (even to this day) in America. And as a result of this, such a pairing needs to contain some die hard love in order to survive the negative social pressure exerted on them from the outside (from both white and black communities).In a nutshell, they're basically saying White Men and Black Woman are more likely to marry one another out of true love instead of out of racial fetishism.But like I said that's simply a theory.
@Starrk so what are the advantages because as the informative chart that @xnxstxsix posted shows, more white welfare mothers and fatherless children is a concrete and verifiable disadvantage?