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  • Interracial couples and children are completely acceptable to me

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It is. Culture determines how we are, our values, our propensities, etc. Skin color has nothing to do with it.
    This is absolutely true.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'm not really announcing the death of race at any time in the near future, but I do think that eventually, it will be a non-issue, because it will have all but disappeared. I couldn't care less either way, as my own views on who I prefer have nothing to do with race, and everything to do with important factors such as intellect, disposition, and character, but people tend to find interest in, and fascination with, those who are different from themselves. Why do you think American men tend to refer to Asian or darker-skinned women as "exotic"? It's because they differ from the norm It's attractive because it is opposite. If I had been captive to an old native American tribe, I would have been highly prized for my pale skin, blonde hair, and green eyes.

    All of my life, it has typically been men with dark hair, dark eyes, and/or dark skin, who are attracted to me. This isn't surprising in the least.
    Sure. Human beings are drawn to novelty.

    Growing up with a blonde mother, I have a bit of a thing for women with dark hair and darker complexions (Latinas, and the occassional Middle Easterner, for instance) myself.

    At the same time though, I've noticed that when things "click" with a blonde woman, they tend to do so in a rather intense way to say the least.

    As such, I honestly think things could be said to go both ways here as far as instinctual drives are concerned.

    While a lot of people are genuinely curious about the "exotic," they are generally far more likely to ultimately go for things that are in their "comfort zone" than things that are outside of it. While we undoubtedly will see more and more "adventurous" people settling in with partners of different races as the subject continues to lose its old taboo, most people probably will stick with their own race more often than not simply because it is what they feel most comfortable with.

    Only time will ultimately tell though.
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Frankly, I have no desire to transform you into anything. What you are is your own issue, not mine.
    This is you dodging the issue. Culture doesn't make us or shape our propensities. We see this every damn day with young people and the dynamic is most visible with adopted children.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Sure. Human beings are drawn to novelty.

    Growing up with a blonde mother, I have a bit of a thing for women with dark hair and darker complexions (Latinas, and the occassional Middle Easterner, for instance) myself.

    At the same time though, I've noticed that when I "click" with a blonde woman, it tends to be in a rather intense way to say the least.

    As such, I honestly think things could be said to go both ways here as far as instinctual drives are concerned.

    While a lot of people are genuinely curious about the "exotic," they are generally far more likely to ultimately go for things that are in their "comfort zone" than things that are outside of it. While we undoubtedly will see more and more "adventurous" people settling in with partners of different races as the subject continues to lose its old taboo, most people probably will stick with their own race more often than not simply because it is what they feel most comfortable with.

    Only time will ultimately tell though.
    That would be culturally-determined. If I grew up with a black mother, my comfort zone would be black, and not white with blue eyes, and would not be genetically determined.
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That would be culturally-determined. If I grew up with a black mother, my comfort zone would be black, and not white with blue eyes, and would not be genetically determined.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    This is you dodging the issue. Culture doesn't make us or shape our propensities. We see this every damn day with young people and the dynamic is most visible with adopted children.
    I'm not dodging anything at all. Culture does shape us, much more than genetics. Our tastes, habits, beliefs, and other defining non-physical characteristics are culturally learned, not genetically passed on. I was being truthful. What you are is your issue, and I don't care about it one little bit. If you have a ****ty attitude toward people of other races, based on skin color, that is a learned behavior, not a genetic trait.
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That would be culturally-determined. If I grew up with a black mother, my comfort zone would be black, and not white with blue eyes, and would not be genetically determined.
    Ehhh... This is getting into "chicken vs egg" territory now.

    We do know for a fact that most people tend to prefer partners that look similar to themselves and their opposite sex parents.

    Whether this is something purely "learned" or something that goes deeper than that is difficult to say for sure at this point.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Because it is!
    I believe this is a euphemism, and that if we ever did scratch the surface and do the studies I'm sure that we would find that race is much more than skin deep. There is no reason to think that the same genetic drift that caused differences in facial structure and skin color could not also account for differences in the structure of the brain.

    I would speculate that if anyone were crazy enough to actually measure it, they would find a statistically significant difference in the mental functioning of different racial groups, with Jews and Asians being smarter than everyone else, and blacks and native americans being on the shallow end, whites somewhere in the middle.

    I'm also of the opinion, though, that it would do society no good at all to even begin to look in to these things, and so we shouldn't encourage that kind of research.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Ehhh... This is getting into "chicken vs egg" territory now.

    We do know for a fact that most people tend to prefer partners that look similar to themselves and their opposite sex parents.

    Whether this is something purely "learned" or something that goes deeper than that is difficult to say for sure at this point.
    But what I said is true. If I was raised by a black woman, I would be comfortable with her, and I would trust her implicitly, assuming she loved me and was a devoted and kind mother. Other people might try to convince me otherwise, because they could see that I physically was so different, but my trust level would already have been established before I was able to speak, understand, or reason, so it would already have been heavily imprinted.
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    re: Are interracial couples acceptable?[ W: 330]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I believe this is a euphemism, and that if we ever did scratch the surface and do the studies I'm sure that we would find that race is much more than skin deep.
    We don't need to wait. We already know this and it's extremely well established.

    In fact, a computer program can analyze DNA and sort it into racial groupings.

    I would speculate that if anyone were crazy enough to actually measure it, they would find a statistically significant difference in the mental functioning of different racial groups, with Jews and Asians being smarter than everyone else, and blacks and native americans being on the shallow end, whites somewhere in the middle.
    You don't have to be crazy to do this, this is the MOST studied issue in social science. The results have been known for nearly a century now.

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