Mixed Race Marriages in the South

polymoog

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My girlfriend is of a different race and from a different continent to me. We probably both assimilate a little bit of the other's culture to some extent but I certainly don't feel like either of us are losing our identity.
perhaps you wont but your kids will.
 






shankara

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perhaps you wont but your kids will.
I'd honestly be a lot more concerned about exposing kids to the brainwash of popular culture than exposing them to two different cultural backgrounds. As a European there are some things I love about Europe (Beethoven) and things I'm not such a big fan of (colonialism). Hopefully if I do end up having kids with this lady they'll be exposed to the better parts of both of our cultures and have a wider perspective on things.

Generally I feel that it's healthier to identify as "human being" than as "European", "African", "American" etc.
 






shankara

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In other words globalism. While you may not agree, I’d hope you at least see why people are against this type of thinking. I mean on this type of website and all.
Well I do think that it is important to preserve the positive aspects of national cultures. For example I really love folk music. But I think that the major threat is the uprooted and empty (mostly American) pop culture and the remedy has more to do with learning to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of our ancestors art, philosophy etc than trying to preserve some so-called racial purity or whatever.

Here there is a lot of noise made about immigration. Personally I think it's just a distraction.
 






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Just posting this again should anyone be interested in listening to this lecture. It's by public intellectual and founder of the academic field of colonial studies, the late Edward Said. In the lecture he stated the following as he addressed Professor, Samuel P. Huntington’s essay, “The Clash of Cultures and Civilizations” :

“The weakest part of “The Clash of Cultures and Civilizations” thesis is the rigid separation assumed between them, despite the overwhelming evidence that today’s world is in fact a world of mixtures, of migrations and of crossings over of boundaries traversed. One of the major crises affecting countries like France, Britain and the US has been brought about by the realization now dawning everywhere, no culture, or society is purely one thing. Sizable minorities, North Africans in France, the African, Caribbean and Indian populations in Britain, Asian and African elements in this country (the US), dispute the idea that civilization that prided themselves on being homogeneous can continue to do so. There are no insulated cultures or civilizations. Any attempt made to separate them into the water-tight compartments alleged by Huntington and ilk does damage to their variety, their diversity and their sheer complexity of their elements, their radical hybridity. The more insistent we are on the separation of cultures, the more inaccurate we are about ourselves and about others.” (source)
 






Vixy

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Sorry but I just had this vision when I saw the headline of the following scene (Imagine it with a heavy carolina accent)

-Hey maaa! I found this here negro I liiked an' we 'bout ta git married!

*Awkward silence*
 






justjess

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Sorry but I just had this vision when I saw the headline of the following scene (Imagine it with a heavy carolina accent)

-Hey maaa! I found this here negro I liiked an' we 'bout ta git married!

*Awkward silence*
......
 






Devine

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I need more time to read through this thread but i'm leaving this here

All I have to say at the moment is I DARE you to watch regular TV and find ANY commercial that does not feature an interracial couple, currently. I literally dare you.
 






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