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 DiAnna View Post
    Only you can answer that for yourself.

    If I felt it was okay to discriminate against others because of their race, and even though I protested that I personally didn't discriminate that it was acceptable if others did so, I would conclude that I have a problem, because allowing racism to flourish in a society because it doesn't affect me and I can't be bothered by those who are affected is, in my mind, a very real problem.

    You seem to disagree.
    We have legislation that creates and institutionalizes reverse racism. Racism is evident when I take a civil service exam, apply for a scholarship, apply for low income housing, and many other things.

    I deal.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Dude, it's not my job to build your case for you.
    I didn't ask you to build a case. I asked you to answer some specific, objective questions. The fact is you can't do it. But what you did do is say that I was accusing you of racism, which I never did. You are the person that's hysterical, not me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Here is a map of racial segregation in NYC. By allowing people to choose where they wish to live you're allowing segregation to arise. You seem to be saying that you're not OK with people exercising their freedom of association when it comes to business dealings because that allows racism to be expressed, and so you support government stripping people of their right to free association. If that is your position, and I don't want to put words in your mouth, so please correct me if that's what I'm doing, then how would you feel about government stripping people of the right to choose where they live and instead manage the process by assigning you a choice of homes because this would insure that racially segregated neighborhoods cannot develop.

    I wasn't having a discussion with you, and the discussion I was having has nothing whatsoever to do with the nonsense you have posted. Please carry on with others, since this is my only response to you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    We have legislation that creates and institutionalizes reverse racism. Racism is evident when I take a civil service exam, apply for a scholarship, apply for low income housing, and many other things.

    I deal.
    Which is an entirely different topic, and has nothing whatsoever to do with the subject of you supporting the rights of others to racially discriminate. But if you don't wish to continue that discussion, I'll be happy to drop it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Now we are getting somewhere. That's exactly the point. Trying to do it would be difficult and you have correctly pointed out some of the difficulties involved. But if you want to be accurate, that's the kind of thing that you do.
    I read a crapton of studies. I haven't seen anything like that pass my desk. This now leaves you with the choice of flying by the seat of your pants or using imperfect information to try to develop a more nuanced understanding of what's going on. I say make use of what you can find.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    I read a crapton of studies. I haven't seen anything like that pass my desk. This now leaves you with the choice of flying by the seat of your pants or using imperfect information to try to develop a more nuanced understanding of what's going on. I say make use of what you can find.
    My response is that you can do that, but if you do, you should make it clear that it's imperfect and that it may not be an accurate reflection of reality.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Totally butting in here. Just out of curiosity (sincerely) what would other reasons be?
    You might have missed my earlier post that spurred that whole exchange with Agent J.... but, in a nutshell: I answered the OP that I myself have dated women of other races (I'm white, by the way), and when I see a white man with a woman of another race, I think "good for him."

    When I see a white woman with a man of another race, though, my initial gut reaction is negative. Also, I typically assume that there's something wrong with her: maybe she has a bad reputation, maybe she has an STD, maybe she's really awkward and doesn't have any friends, something like that.

    I admitted that my negative gut reaction to seeing white women with men of other races was not something I decided on consciously, so I'm not really sure what the reason for it is.

    Like I said, maybe I am a racist and just don't realize it.

    However, I happen to believe it's something else. I think I get the most pleasure out of seeing couples where the man reminds me of myself, and the least pleasure out of seeing couples where the man is very different from me. For example, if I see a beautiful woman with an older man, I get a negative gut reaction. If I see a beautiful woman with a very short man, I get a negative reaction. If I see a woman with a foreign man (regardless of race), I get a negative gut reaction. If I see a beautiful woman with a man who looks/sounds like me, I literally feel joy.

    I would say it comes down to me having an enormous ego and wanting every beautiful woman in the world to fawn over me, and no other man. Ego and sexual possessiveness.

    I suppose I see men of other races as dissimilar to myself. One exception, though: my friends who are black and asian - if they date white women I'm legitimately happy for them. I want the people in my circle to have the very best things in life and if that's what makes them happy, I wish it for them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I didn't ask you to build a case. I asked you to answer some specific, objective questions.
    I have absolutely no obligation to answer them. Unless you can provide a single valid reason why the source in question should be considered to invalid, the simple fact of the matter is that it holds more credibility than you do.

    It gets the benefit of the doubt here. Your baseless allegations of unproven wrong doing do not.

    The answer to every question you could possibly want to ask here is contained within the study itself, the link to which I have already provided.

    I would suggest you get to work if you want to make your case against it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I have absolutely no obligation to answer them. Unless you can provide a single valid reason why the source in question should be considered to invalid, the simple fact of the matter is that it holds more credibility than you do.
    You are not obligated to answer and that's a good thing for you because you don't know the answer. And any person who knows anything about it would agree that the fact that you can't answer is a reason to look at the research as suspect.

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

    Personally, I find this whole discussion strange, because I'm attracted to what I'm attracted too. It's not quantifiable as race but more from chemistry, personalty and character. I'm not sure I could control it if I wanted to.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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