View Poll Results: How do you feel about interracial couples

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

    3 2.44%
  • It depends on the race

    1 0.81%
  • Interracial couples and children are completely acceptable to me

    113 91.87%
  • I have mixed feelings

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Lots of fundamentalist Christians still think this way, even though most of them know better than to open their mouths on it.
    As usual, you don't know what you're talking about. Nor do you have a poll to back up your worthless claims.
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Therefore what your statistics seem to indicate, if they are accurate, is that 33.8 percent of white women prefer whites only.
    Your analysis is sound. What this study tells us is really quite restricted - of those people who WILL state a preference, this is how matters fall out. What these study participants have done is known as "Expressed Preferences" but we know from research and even from how we all live life that there is often quite a big difference between what we say and what we do and this disparity between what is said and what is done is largest when the issue is sensitive or there is a "politically correct" position.

    For instance, a woman might well say "I would date a black man and I would judge his suitability on his personality and not on race." Over the course of many introductions to black men she never manages to find one who meets her suitability criteria while meeting many white men who she does date. What's going on? We don't even have to assume that she's lying about her position, she might well believe it because she wants to think of herself as that kind of person. Her actions though tell a different story.

    Issues like this can be looked at from a number of different levels. I'm surprised that so many people in that survey actually did reveal preferences and state exclusions because those are very politically incorrect positions to declare.

    This OK Cupid data takes us one step up the ladder - now we're looking at actions. These aren't dates between people, just women responding to men, but already we're seeing differences starting to emerge:


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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Thing is that people who don't know a damn thing about statistics start throwing up numbers. Then you start to ask them serious questions about what they have put forward and they can't answer. Then they want you to believe it without question. It's just as bad as talking to a religious fanatic.
    Are you talking about me?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    This bland

    Gordon Bennett!!!

    Who is that?

    She looks amazing.


    EDIT - MAN...the internet is SO cool.

    I just highlighted her pic, Google searched for it and came up with a name.

    It's Jasmine Sanders, btw.
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    As sad as I find these race polls...they always are good for a laugh as many real dunderdales (read - racist people) show themselves, whether they realize it or not.
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    As sad as I find these race polls...they always are good for a laugh as many real dunderdales show themselves (whether they know it or not).

    Of all the (apparently) sane people I have known, racists are almost always about the dumbest/most ignorant...reading this thread has just reinforced that belief of mine.
    well this is because racism's sole foundation is ignorance

    there are other bricks on top that foundation. fear, jealousy, being naive, insecurity etc but it all comes back to that, ignorance and stupidity.
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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..
    Over 90% of the poll respondents say they have no problem with it. LOL yeah right guys. People always lie about their racism because it's socially taboo to object to something like interracial couples.

    I, on the other hand, am so awesome that I could care less about social taboos. So I will just give it to you straight.

    I'm white. I have dated many asian women. In fact, my last girlfriend was asian. The first girl I ever kissed was black. So basically, when it comes to me, I find people of all colors to be attractive.

    When it comes to white women, however, I don't like seeing them with men of other races. Not 100 percent sure the reason, as it's mainly a gut reaction. Maybe I'm a racist subconsciously, who knows.

    I believe, though, the reasons are because I want all women to be attracted to guys who resemble me. Since I'm not black or asian, those guys don't resemble me, therefore I have no interest in seeing them succeed sexually.

    When I see a white woman with a black man, my first thought is that there must be something wrong with her.

    It's more of an envy thing and an ego thing than a racial thing, at the end of the day.

    Also, most guys feel the same way I do. I happen to know that from talking to a lot of people in the real world on a daily basis. They will, however, lie to you about it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    She looks amazing.
    Imagine that, a dude finds a 16-18 year old young women to be amazing looking. What is the world coming to?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Uh-huh... I think Mary cheated on him with some hot Viking, is what I think.
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    You don't know much about scientific research or statistics because what you have put forward again is rubbish. If you don't understand the nature of scientific research then you should be quiet. It's not about liking the conclusion, it's about how you arrive at the conclusion. Since you don't know how the women were chosen, for all you know they may have gone out and picked the ugliest black women they could find. Even in the more concrete, hard sciences, there has been so much research that has turned out to be fraudulent because people have devised or tampered with the conditions under which they purported to conduct the research.
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    Again, if you want to dispute the study's findings, go ahead and do so.

    If you want to be taken seriously, however, I would suggest finding an objective and factual basis on which to attack its methodology, rather than flying into unjustifiable hysterics and simply assuming its conclusions must be false out of hand because they happen to make you feel uncomfortable.

    But in the case of attractiveness, that is something that will be very hard, because it tends to vary from person to person
    This is simply false. With at least some level of accuracy, the physical attractiveness of a given person can be objectively measured and quantified using scientific and mathematical principles.

    I have already demonstrated this, and here is another source discussing the issue.

    BBC Science - Attraction

    Physical indicators of good health, fertility, and gender distinct verility are more or less universal. Indicators of individual genetic compatibility are more variable, but even they can be predicted with some degree of accuracy in most cases.

    I'm sorry, but the simple fact of the matter is that, at its core, human behavior is usually pretty damn predictable. We are animals like any other, governed primarily by innate biological instinct.

    The burden of proof is not on me, it's on the researcher to demonstrate that they have conducted the research under objective conditions, with reasonable assumptions, and have results that can be replicated.
    Which they have already done, by posting their results and their methodology for academia and the general public to see.

    If you have doubts, look into them, and come back with some valid criticisms of the techniques used by the researchers in question to reach their conclusions. All you've done so far is throw out blind rhetoric and baseless "what if" scenarios.

    The burden of proof here is on you, and you alone. It always has been.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    It depends on how you define "lots". According to the graph on this page from a Pew Center survey, close to 20% of white evangelicals, 10% of white Catholics and about 15% of white mainline (I'm guessing this means Protestant?) Christians think interracial marriage is bad for society. That's not just a couple yahoos here and there.

    http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ct...visedchart.JPG

    ETA: From the article: Christianity Today Politics: Opposition to Interracial Marriage Lingers Among Evangelicals
    And what about non-white views on racial mixing?

    Do you really imagine that reluctance and prejudice towards mixed race marriages are limited to Caucasian populations alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    People aren't openly critical of mixed race couples, but acceptance is generally with a nagging feeling that trouble is probably on the way.

    It's fashionable on these sorts of threads where the Liberals all try to top each other's declarations of tolerance "Damn, I didn't even know people were different colors!" to pretend as if mixed race marriages are even more stable than non-mixed races, but they're not. If a particular identifiable culture does not have a history of marital stability, the societal pressures of a mixed marriage are going to increase those divorces exponentially.

    It's always disappointing to be in a store and see a mother with a couple mixed race babies and no wedding ring or man in sight. It would be much better if those contemplating mixed race marriage would give much more thought to the future well being of any children.
    Pretty much this. While I don't have any particular problem with interracial relationships, I can honestly say that I would probably prefer to date and eventually marry a white woman all things being equal.

    Some of the reason for this may very well lie in the genetic factors involved (I simply don't find most black women to be sexually attractive, for instance), but culture is undeniably the major factor. Right or wrong, racial ethnicity does still play a predominant role in shaping a person's individual identity in our current society. Because of this, it is often easier to find shared ground with a person of your own racial background than another, for the simple reason that you are far more likely to share the same experiences, expectations, and general life goals in common with them.

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Do you really think there is some instictual preference for your own race?
    There is evidence to support such a conclusion, yes.

    Children Use Opposite Sex Parent As Template For A Partner

    Numerous studies have shown that human beings tend to prefer partners who share physical features in common with themselves and their immediate family over others.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That isn't true at all. In the age of information and with high levels of mobility, racial mixing could easily eventually result in a relatively raceless world, except for maybe in the far reaches, where people still live in tribal closed communities. Of course, even if that happens, we will still find something to fight about.
    I definitely think we'll see more mixing, and I don't think that is a bad thing.

    However, it is probably a bit soon to be announcing the "death of race" here. If such a thing were to happen at all, it would only happen gradually, over the course of several millenia of sustained inter-breeding.
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