Quote from: dbgirl on March 27, 2006, 10:35:51 PMI don't see wanting to protect racial purity as a desirable goal - for anyone of any race.You didn't directly answer my question. I asked about culture. Is it okay for our culture to be diluted into nothingness? I presume that since, to some extent the duration of Af-Am culture is dependent on the existence of an Af-Am racial identity, you are fine with the elimination of Black culture. Is this a fair presumption?
I don't see wanting to protect racial purity as a desirable goal - for anyone of any race.
something tells me not too many people are like Brian"We laugh defiantly about how we are race traitors/mixers, but seriously, we fully understand the deep implications of having an interracial marriage. Brian is willing to change his last name to mine so that I won't have to lose a part of my cultural identity, allaying one of the biggest reservations my parents legitimately have"http://www.lovingday.org/couples.htm
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!
...our anniversary is in five days, where we will celebrate 23 years....jsia.
Quote from: rev on March 28, 2006, 07:56:43 AM...our anniversary is in five days, where we will celebrate 23 years....jsia.HAPPY ANNIVERSARY in advance
if the african american culture is only manifested in the color of one's skin, then the argument against interracial marriage to maintain racial purity is appropriate.yet from what i have seen, african american culture is so much deeper and richer than a mere outward physical manifestation. a white child adopted, raised, and inculcated in the african american world is, in my view, african american. not because of what he looks like, but because of who he *is*.
Honestly this thread is upsetting me.It seems that it is a venue for people to espouse distaste/disgust for fair skinned people.If I started a thread promoting fair skinned purity everyone would be screaming at me. If I said that no one of a fair complexion should ever mix with anyone of a dark complexion, everyone would tell me what a horrible person I am.I can bet that a lot of people reading -- but not posting -- on this thread are thinking about how hypocritical some black people are.