I don't see wanting to protect racial purity as a desirable goal - for anyone of any race.
http://www.lovingday.org/index.htmlhere's a website about interracial couples. we did loving v. virginia today and someone in my section sent it to me. enjoy!
I think it's a little off to say that it's the same for Black people to want Black kids as a White person wanting "purity." There is a power differential there that is important to note.That probably sounds like liberal-talk. Look at it this way. When I was in Ireland I took a class on Language and Power. It was bizarre because one minute they were criticizing Americans who want an English-only policy; the next minute they were suggesting that the signs in Ireland (particularly Gaeltecht regions) should all be changed to Irish language, which is essentially an Irish-only policy. I pointed out the hypocrisy in their position and they put it this way - If Irish people don't speak Irish, no one else will. It's a question of cosmopolitanism versus survival. It's a similar situation here. If we don't perpetuate the Black race (particularly the "middle-class" or "educated" Black race), no one else will. If all of the educated/upwardly mobile Black men marry outside and the educated Black women either marry out or don't get married, our racial "purity" suffers. On the other hand, White people don't need to worry about survival.