While it shouldnt matter what your parents think and race should not be an issue, where im from i cant blame or get upset at a parent who would rather their child date inside their race. I can get crap for saying this, i dont mind. Every parent wants their child to have an easy life. Where im from racism is still very much alive, while more and more interracial couples are getting together alot of the older generation and people in our area still frowns upon it. Its just the way things are still here. I cant blame my grandmother for being racist and not wanting me to be with a black man when she was raised in such a way that she as taught it was wrong and has seen the pain it caused in her day. I feel parent should love their children regardless, but if they dont agree with it i cant say anything about it, because here their relationship would be a very difficult one and no parent wants their child to suffer.
I think people should only date or marry within their race. The human race that is.
I certainly understand parents wishing their children would date and marry people of their own ethnicity to avoid prejudice later but there is a lot less of this today and I noticed that most young people now don't give a mixed ethnicity couple a second thought.
I'm Caucasian and if I brought an Africa-American gal home I think my parents would have had a fit and I have little doubt that if I married an African-American that they would cut me out of their will. Luckily these attitudes are dying out.
well, time will eventually allow them to open their minds and not be so strict.......for the moment....its heritage to some....they do not want their child to to married off to some what who ever........that mite not love them as much as their own race...........it take a great man or a great women to overcome all these obstacles and prove to the parents that we are all humans...and it don't matter what skin color or what language you speak...........we all should accept each others differences......
A lot of the time it is to do with religion or the way the parents have been raised and brought up. However in the modern society that we are in today racism is nowhere near as it once was. Of course it is still happening perhaps on a more subtly way and more in some countries than others. I think people should be allowed to fall in love with who they want to regardless of their skin colour or heritage. The fact is our parents are not always right. You should go by your own beliefs.
I would be like "Whatever." I think that if you fall in love w somebody, it doesnt matter what race you are. It might be weird and whatever at first, but it'll work out no matter the race. I would actually get ticked, esp if it was my parents. I personally used to like a black guy, and Im Caucasian. My 'rents didnt really have a big problem w it, but it was somewhat different. Thats all it is is different. Theyre still people, no matter what.
Im dating a man from a TOTALLY different race, and I couldnt be happier. I believe the term race is rarely used in conversations anymore because it shows utter discrimination against other human beings. I think that if the guy is well behaved, resects and treats you right, and you like him and "mix" well together, you should go for it regardless of the race (:
Thats my point of view, hope it helped Cheers x
Parents are no more perfect than kids and sometimes we can see that whether we believe something is wrong or not, doesn't mean that someone else won't and we never want our kids to have a harder time than is necessary in this life. Sometimes we're not thinking the same way you guys do and it has nothing to do with the type of discrimmination you may think. God bless babe!!!
No it's not right, and I don't even understand the reasoning for this anyway? You like who you like, and you can't let some figurative line, such as culture and customs prevent you from doing so, in reality, it doesn't.
Oh and for the record, I'm mostly attracted to girls outside my race anyway :P
I think it's true of a large majority of parents who have kids of marrying age. I have more hope for the next generation. But as for now, it is what it is.
i dont think its right.. but the kid should still respect there parents belief.. even if they dont plan on following what they say