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  • It's wrong to date and have children with other races

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  • Interracial couples and children are completely acceptable to me

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  • I have mixed feelings

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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I just thought I would ask. It seems some people here are not comfortable with interracial couples, and I was curious how common the attitude is..
    Sure, as long as they bring their own towels like everyone else.

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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    By the way, I raised two of my own children and two step children, you are wrong on many levels.
    There are many topics being discussed on this board and I don't participate in the majority of those topics because I can't speak intelligently on the subject matter. When I do participate and when I do make statements, I do so because I know what I'm talking about:

    This most severe category of child maltreatment exhibits Cinderella effects of the greatest magnitude: in several countries, stepparents beat very young children to death at per capita rates that are more than 100 times higher than the corresponding rates for genetic parents.

    The most thorough analyses are for Canada, where data in a national archive of all homicides known to police indicate that children under 5 years of age were beaten to death by their putative genetic fathers at a rate of 2.6 deaths per million child-years at risk (residing with their fathers) in 1974-1990, while the corresponding rate for stepfathers was over 120 times greater at 321.6 deaths per million child-years at risk (Daly & Wilson 2001).

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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    I am so impressed. You are trying to use step children statistics when trying to tell me about mixed race children. You not only not know what you are talking about, you dont even know what you are saying.
    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    There are many topics being discussed on this board and I don't participate in the majority of those topics because I can't speak intelligently on the subject matter. When I do participate and when I do make statements, I do so because I know what I'm talking about:

    This most severe category of child maltreatment exhibits Cinderella effects of the greatest magnitude: in several countries, stepparents beat very young children to death at per capita rates that are more than 100 times higher than the corresponding rates for genetic parents.
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I am so impressed. You are trying to use step children statistics when trying to tell me about mixed race children.
    Do you think that race is disconnected from the concepts of genetics and families? A race is really an extension of an extended family that has inbred over time. This means that the kinship you feel to your child is diluted as we move away from the family, step by step. Most people feel some greater level of kinship to their cousin than to a total stranger. And so on. Do I need to repeat what I've already written?

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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Please dont. At one point we were all of one family, oh wait, we still are.
    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Do you think that race is disconnected from the concepts of genetics and families? A race is really an extension of an extended family that has inbred over time. This means that the kinship you feel to your child is diluted as we move away from the family, step by step. Most people feel some greater level of kinship to their cousin than to a total stranger. And so on. Do I need to repeat what I've already written?
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Please dont. At one point we were all of one family, oh wait, we still are.
    And yet here you are, on a computer using a paid internet connection to discuss issues with me while your sons and daughters in Africa are being starved to death. Why don't you sell your house and car and save those children?

    If my daughters were starving, I'd sell every damn possession I own to put food in their bellies. My every waking moment would be filled with torment as I saw their suffering.

    Why aren't you helping your family?

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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    The mix isn't stable. Genes will express. Secondly, the rate of interracial marriage is nowhere close to being strong enough to override what's going on with in-group matings. Then there are the 2nd and downstream generation effects which we see taking place in Brazil. The children of mixed race couples, and their children, don't stay isolated in a mix-race category, they migrate outwards and join different communities. Their uniqueness is diluted in the following generation. I highly doubt that those two girls, when they are adults, are going to follow the same mating patterns and that they're going to find guys who are also mixed race.



    Why do you hate diversity so much that you want to erase it from the world?



    And we can all join hands and sing kumbaya. So in addition to wiping out genetic diversity you also favor wiping out cultural diversity. We have many people alive today who are committed to helping to keep diverse peoples and cultures alive and you're setting yourself up as their enemy, you want to destroy what they fight to keep alive. Same too with linguists who are trying to keep regional dialects alive. They're trying to protect diversity and your dream is to destroy all the diversity that exists in the world. Can't you see how people who value diversity are going to fight you as you seek to destroy what they value so highly?
    I am not seeking to destroy anything at all. It's the direction that we will move toward by nature. People are attracted by differences, not sameness, which is one of the reasons we see an increase in interracial mixes nowadays. Not only are they more socially acceptable and accessible- they are also natural.

    It makes no difference to me that you want to hang on tooth and nail to whatever makes you more comfortable, but when it comes to love and attraction, people don't base it on good genetic pairing. It's a much more spontaneous act than that.
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    The mix isn't stable. Genes will express. Secondly, the rate of interracial marriage is nowhere close to being strong enough to override what's going on with in-group matings. Then there are the 2nd and downstream generation effects which we see taking place in Brazil. The children of mixed race couples, and their children, don't stay isolated in a mix-race category, they migrate outwards and join different communities. Their uniqueness is diluted in the following generation. I highly doubt that those two girls, when they are adults, are going to follow the same mating patterns and that they're going to find guys who are also mixed race.



    Why do you hate diversity so much that you want to erase it from the world?



    And we can all join hands and sing kumbaya. So in addition to wiping out genetic diversity you also favor wiping out cultural diversity. We have many people alive today who are committed to helping to keep diverse peoples and cultures alive and you're setting yourself up as their enemy, you want to destroy what they fight to keep alive. Same too with linguists who are trying to keep regional dialects alive. They're trying to protect diversity and your dream is to destroy all the diversity that exists in the world. Can't you see how people who value diversity are going to fight you as you seek to destroy what they value so highly?
    Yes, Enoch, what you seem to be missing is choice.

    No matter what you want (and you seem to be holding onto racial divisions like it was a religion, n.b. religion also on the way out), people will do what they want.

    Unless you favour dictatorship, which wouldn't be an huge surprise, tbh.

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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Perhaps you are right on this one point. I suppose I could be a better man.
    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    And yet here you are, on a computer using a paid internet connection to discuss issues with me while your sons and daughters in Africa are being starved to death. Why don't you sell your house and car and save those children?

    If my daughters were starving, I'd sell every damn possession I own to put food in their bellies. My every waking moment would be filled with torment as I saw their suffering.

    Why aren't you helping your family?
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'm open. I've never dated a black woman, but I've been with Asian and Latina women. If a woman has what I want, skin color doesn't blip on my radar.
    But you mind mixed race couples?

    Don't even answer, it's too confusing to follow.

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