Should races mix?

Posted by Ria, 30 Nov 07

Should races mix? This is usually the real issue behind interracial marriages. Is it a question of religion, ethics or scientific nature? I was shocked one day to find out that some people see being biracial as unethical. Some do feel that interracial marriages are not unethical but plain sinful. So why do people see mixing of races as an ethical problem?

According to wikipedia.com an “Interracial marriage is a form of Exogamy᾿ which is marrying outside of one’s social group. So does that mean that the question of inequality arises whenever we talk of interracial marriages? I have never encountered any problem with interracial marriages or families. So if I start making it an ethical question, then that makes my very existence an ethical question.

Some supremacists label interracial unions unnatural … they imagine that in some way it's against God’s will. People have even quoted and misinterpreted the Bible over this. However, if you read of the Bible well, the only type of warning against interracial marriage is actually a scripture warning believers not to marry non-believers.

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So why should people make who is marrying whom their business? We are all guaranteed equal rights so marriage between any two people in the U.S. or indeed anywhere should be of no ethical concern. What was unethical were the laws against interracial marriages in some States which were abolished at late as the 1950's.

These were laws enforced to keep one race dominant over the others… this was all political (e.g. Nazi Germany, Chile under the U.N. appointed General Augusto Pinochet, South Africa under Apartheid, and in many of the Southern states in the U.S. [Dorfman].)

So it all boils down to one thing … politics and possibly class if you would like to put it that way. It’s kinda like when you bring your girlfriend home, and your parents refute your relationship because she is from a poor family. But here is the thing, there is nothing unethical about interracial unions… its not like you will have murdered someone by being in an interracial relationship. Its just a personal choice. So let’s keep it that way.

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  1.   gailnc says:
    Posted: 18 Apr 11

    yes we should mix.i am half indial and half black and half white and half indial.....i am mix and i am a widower with 4 kids. all on there own.with 4 grands. they all are fine if you search your history you might find other race in your family tree..it is up to the person i am now datein a white man. he make me happy. search your roots with family tree. have a nice day

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  2.   maximo says:
    Posted: 13 Aug 10

    Races should definately not mix.. I'm not a racist in anyway, to each is own, but I believe in my heart that the most beautiful race is the caucasion race, and I believe that should be preserved as best it can.

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  3.   tina3219 says:
    Posted: 01 Aug 10

    Yes.

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  4.   Member says:
    Posted: 01 Aug 10

    lets get one thing straight. asians are not always smarter only reason ppl think that is because a lot of there parents keep there kids in there books and other races are always playing video games and crap. god put us all on earth. no science behind it. sorry to be blunt but if you believe that you prob will go to hell. 2nd of all we were all made out of the likeness of god! all of us! so anyone of gods kids can mix. those who think not go read the bible. you will be shocked to see its frowned upon in gods eyes to discrimanate.

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  5.   SOmeguy says:
    Posted: 25 May 10

    If we mix we would all be the same but what happens to our uniqeness. I think mixing is not good since it takes away from where we were. The only reason why minorities mix is to make white people minorities. Alot has to do with war and anger. m

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  6.   Wonka says:
    Posted: 06 Mar 10

    I'll keep my comments to myself on this one,however I will say this(as I've said on other posts and will continue too say )interracial mixing is OVERRATED!. Lets all do a baseball chant...Ready 1,2,3,repeat OVERRATED,OVERRATED,OVERRATED,OVERRATED,OVERRATED!!. WONKA HAS SPOKEN!!.

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  7.   Member says:
    Posted: 06 Sep 09

    Hi. I am happy to see the over-all enlightened tone of this blog/post and that most people are unthreatened by the concept of race, which has been called man's most dangerous myth. The only people that fear the concept are those sad individuals who are under the ignorant illusion that there exists some sort of superiority in pigentation or the lack there of. One look at the KKK will tell you that there is obviously no such think as white supremacy.Them and the American Nazi are against all human association with Asians, Latin Americans, Jews, Native Americans and Africans of any kind. How uptight would you have to be to dits the entire world for those that supposedly belong to your own little group. The obvious fact that they are ignoring(especially southerners) is that they are definately part black. Hey, we all are.Lets hope these people don't figure it out because some of us, myself included, are the product of continued mixes going back centuries. I am a Scotiish French American Indian Mexican and I'm married to a Taiwanese Peruvian.We have been flipped off by every white supeicist weirdo from here to Bakersfield partly because we speak Spanish and partly because we look like a...ghasp! Mixed couple! How scarey!

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  8.   Shotgun007 says:
    Posted: 12 Aug 09

    I realize this article is from 2007 which poses the question "Should Races Mix?" Perhaps the question should be worded differently. An even bigger question is Why would the Author of this Blog Article use Wikipedia (UNscholarly source) to derive/define definitions about interracial marriages? Baffled!

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  9.   dilly48 says:
    Posted: 22 Jul 09

    First of all, there really is no such thing as "races". There is one race, the human race. as far as "mixing goes", it has been happening since the beginning of time, and will continue until the end of time. If we are truthful, we ALL are mixed in some way. My great-grandfather was white, and we also have spanish, asian, indian etc in my family, even though i am Black.

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  10. Posted: 22 Jul 09

    I am a very proud Black woman, but even as I proudly embrace my people and that which is our cultural heritage, I cannot deny that Ethnicity is a creation of man. As Sammy_d_Luv says "We are all of one Blood!!". Please realize that, from a scientific persecutive, there would not be a classification of "Race" if we never left the motherland (now known as Africa). African, Asian, Caucasian--we're all derivatives of the very same paternal source. Some of us look the way we do because our bodies had to adopt to our respective locations to sustain life there. Some of us continued to shrink our gene pool by limiting our choices to those who only looked like "us". At the end of the day, we are all male and female--regardless of what ethnic group we are born in. We have so much to share with one another. God loves us not one of us differently from the other. We all have the legacy of his image. We must teach our children to grab on to that legacy; to learn to open their hearts and minds to all things (same and different), because that is how we stay true to who we are as human beings. That is how we evolve.

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  11.   Moonfrost says:
    Posted: 11 Jul 09

    "I mean if my neighbor has a black, asian, latin girlfriend isnt of my concern" Jordan, latin/latino is not a race.

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  12.   Jordan says:
    Posted: 18 Jun 09

    I think that these topic is related to hate and even worse people getting in others bussiness. I mean if my neighbor has a black, asian, latin girlfriend isn't of my concern Keep your mouth shut and watch your teeth too.

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  13.   Jimmydea01 says:
    Posted: 08 Jun 09

    This is truly funny, just sayin, according to the Bible we all come from Adam n Eve and is a good reason why we can procreate, Scientifacly- Oldest Man was still born In Africa, This is too comical on listening to any one saying one person is smarter than another yada yada. I always find it amusing when Man tries to change thier beliefs, to fit thier way of thinking, but it has always been said, be careful of false profits. God has no Problem with Humans loving Humans, regardless of Color, or culture, God does not say, you cant date because of this, and when families or people say you have too, it has nothing to do with Gods teaching, just personall preferance, but its up to the individual to stand on his own and make that decision.

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  14.   homesteader says:
    Posted: 26 Mar 09

    I totally agree / Beauty is in the eye of the Beerholder .

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  15.   George says:
    Posted: 26 Mar 09

    "Most Euro people are more attracted to each other the offspring are more attractive the Europeans and Euro Americans than that of a mixed offspring." Offspring of Asians and whites are prettier than white offsprings and smarter too!

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  16.   homesteader says:
    Posted: 07 Mar 09

    Godof Entropy , Are you waiting for a prison term to meet your mate ? Or have you already gone and found one ?

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  17. Posted: 26 Feb 09

    Funny how alot of people agree it's right to mix and that we're all of the same blood and equility!And yet when it really gets put to the test we segregate ourselves to our own kind.(Prison for example)

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  18.   Shana says:
    Posted: 05 Feb 09

    NOT mixing with other races as far a Euro Americans go it not always related to racism. It has do with culture and relating to your where you come from. All cultures have wonderful things to offer their children. Mixing takes away from ethnic identity. Children of white and what ever, hardly ever look European, so it is harder for Euro relatives to relate to them. Along with not mixing not having to do racism. Most Euro people are more attracted to each other the offspring are more attractive the Europeans and Euro Americans than that of a mixed offspring. It seems to me that non-Europeans are so obsessed with white people and think about them way to much.

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  19.   badderboy says:
    Posted: 01 Feb 09

    Yes they should

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  20.   homesteader says:
    Posted: 29 Jan 09

    Replys to the last three comments , Looks like - You -are because of inbreeding of family members .AS A WELL TRIMMED MONKEY IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE . PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TAKE YOUR THOUGHTS TO WHERE SOMEBODY CARES TO LISTEN .

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  21.   George says:
    Posted: 29 Jan 09

    "Races should not mix lest you want to see humans revert back to apes." Go marry your cousin..that way you will make sure that all of you will look the same. "just think that one day all the races will be mixed and well all look like deformed crayons. Extinction is not good." I will take the smart mixed race people of Hawaii over the inbred white folks of the south who are heading towards deformities and extinction!

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  22.   White=Good says:
    Posted: 26 Jan 09

    just think that one day all the races will be mixed and we'll all look like deformed crayons. Extinction is not good.

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  23.   TheGoodRace says:
    Posted: 26 Jan 09

    Races should not mix lest you want to see humans revert back to apes

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  24.   homesteader says:
    Posted: 30 Dec 08

    When , I came to this site I did not seek any race . I had been on three other date Ting sites and what I seeked was a companion for life . The only specific difference I was looking for was gender . I got lucky when finally a Beautiful Ladie said " Yes , I will be your wife for life ." This being an inter-racial date Ting site does not necessarily mean that I could not have been choosen by a women of Polish heritage such as myself . On I.C.Q. / I had been talking years ago to a Ladie of Russian birth , that did not come to pass . On several sexually oriented sites , I had flirted with many to no success . In conclusion there is more to life than all things being Racial as I came only to find a Ladie and being of lower income / it took 4-5 years . We are successful as we were born with nothing and have managed to retain all of it , Love Les

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  25.   ante59 says:
    Posted: 03 Dec 08

    "Roughly 85% of genetic variance occurs between any two individuals within any socially identified racial group; roughly 9% occurs among different populations within a socially identified race; and only the remaining 6%7% occurs between socially identified races. Other researchers have arrived at the same conclusions using more powerful data sets obtained with more technologically advanced methodologies (Barbujani, Magagni, Minch, & Cavalli-Sforza, 1997; K. K. Kidd et al., 2004; Rosenberg et al., 2002; Tishkoff & Kidd, 2004) or through simulation analyses (Templeton, 1999). Different populationsracial, ethnic, religious, or whatevermay encounter quite different environments, on average. Whatever the heritability of intelligence or other attributes within a given setting, no conclusions can be drawn about heritability as a source of differences across settings. The fact that IQs have increased so much over the years (Neisser, 1998) suggests that environments differ widely over time. They probably differ substantially as well for members of different groups at a given time. Race is a social construction, not a biological construct, and studies currently indicating alleged genetic bases of racial differences in intelligence fail to make their point even for these social-defined groups." Source: Sternberg, R. J., E. L. Grigorenko, and K. K. Kidd. "Intelligence, Race, and Genetics." American Psychologist 60, no. 1 (2005): 46-59.

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  26.   George says:
    Posted: 24 Nov 08

    Hells Angels M-C: I hope next time they beat you up before they lock you up!

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  27.   Member says:
    Posted: 18 Oct 08

    i think we shouldnt mix its nasty and its killing off other races mostley the white race and im tierd of it i dont know how many times ive been locked up for beating up people for mixing but its been alot and it was worth the time in jail AFFA and if anyone of yall has a problom with it come down to the hells angels club house in skull valley az 20 miles from prescott az

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  28.   Jack says:
    Posted: 25 May 08

    2:49 am Texas time 5-SU-25-08 Say is it a good i deal for me to sleep with a women and not ask for sex this white woman does smoke a lot age 29 look's very nice but does not have a job when i bring her to my Dad's house i let her take a shower beher self so i won't see her n*ked body ! ......This other Women thati love & was once Married to is from the Phillipino she is alway's on my mind we were married for 4 and half Year's.....i was wondering if i should still live by myself or...keep feeling sad i miss my X-wife i would Never Harm her i cry i lot ! :( :( if i sleep with that white lady i feel like i'm treting her like Hoe i love my X-Wife a Lot More doe's any body know what i should do ? here is my e-mail - - > donashley@hotmail.com <- - - - 3:00 am now !

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  29.   Member says:
    Posted: 30 Apr 08

    I am of Indian race who is Muslim and my partner is Jamaican and Christian, we are both british. We have been together many years and are happy. Some people have a problem with our way of life but we really dont care as we make each other happy. You should be able to date who you want as love goes beyond race and religion.

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  30.   swami says:
    Posted: 29 Apr 08

    I would've thought that such a question was irrelevant on this site.

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  31.   blkbeauty31 says:
    Posted: 29 Apr 08

    As it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end.

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  32.   vonnj says:
    Posted: 24 Mar 08

    For Simon: It turns out that the Nobel-winning geneticist who was inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa? is inherently 16 percent African, or an amount of someone who had a great-grandparent who was African,? according to a scientist who made the discovery. Two months ago, Dr. James Watson, who helped crack the D.N.A. code decades ago, apologized for suggesting black people, over all, are not as intelligent as whites. He also resigned as chancellor of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island. There are many people of color who are very talented,? he said. The comment, we now know, applied to 16 percent of him as well. He also tried to stamp out any further talk by saying that there is no scientific basis for such a belief.? Still, a debate erupted online when a Slate writer offered an academic defense of the claim that started the furor. Critics are still piling on, with Malcolm Gladwell being the latest in this weeks New Yorker. Richard E. Nisbett, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, offered another thorough rebuttal in a New York Times Op-Ed, All Brains Are the Same Color.? The evidence heavily favors the view that race differences in I.Q. are environmental in origin, not genetic,? he proposed. Dr. Watson set himself up for this ironic moment by agreeing earlier this year to be the first person to publish his genetic code for all to study. But he wont be the last, as companies race to create relatively cost-effective ways to bring D.N.A. publishing to the masses. Those who join Dr. Watson in complete D.N.A. openness may be wise to remember two lessons from this episode: think before you speak, and also try to memorize all six billion letters of your genetic code.

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  33.   VonnJ says:
    Posted: 24 Mar 08

    To Simon: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/10/watsons-black-dna-ultimate-irony/index.html?hp And in case the link doesn't work: It turns out that the Nobel-winning geneticist who was inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa? is inherently 16 percent African, or an amount of someone who had a great-grandparent who was African,? according to a scientist who made the discovery. Two months ago, Dr. James Watson, who helped crack the D.N.A. code decades ago, apologized for suggesting black people, over all, are not as intelligent as whites. He also resigned as chancellor of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island. There are many people of color who are very talented,? he said. The comment, we now know, applied to 16 percent of him as well. He also tried to stamp out any further talk by saying that there is no scientific basis for such a belief.? Still, a debate erupted online when a Slate writer offered an academic defense of the claim that started the furor. Critics are still piling on, with Malcolm Gladwell being the latest in this weeks New Yorker. Richard E. Nisbett, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, offered another thorough rebuttal in a New York Times Op-Ed, All Brains Are the Same Color.? The evidence heavily favors the view that race differences in I.Q. are environmental in origin, not genetic,? he proposed. Dr. Watson set himself up for this ironic moment by agreeing earlier this year to be the first person to publish his genetic code for all to study. But he wont be the last, as companies race to create relatively cost-effective ways to bring D.N.A. publishing to the masses. Those who join Dr. Watson in complete D.N.A. openness may be wise to remember two lessons from this episode: think before you speak, and also try to memorize all six billion letters of your genetic code.

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  34.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 08 Mar 08

    Racists are still on here?? What is the world coming to now..

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  35.   tigerlilies says:
    Posted: 07 Mar 08

    I thought the blog comments were actually read? Just goes to show you that they're not if a racist and an underaged kid can... is somebody sleeping on the job?????

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  36.   David says:
    Posted: 02 Mar 08

    People belonging to two different races when coming together, produce intelligent, non-sterile and perfectly NORMAL children. There's no reason to suggest why different races couldn't mix.

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  37.   Member says:
    Posted: 27 Feb 08

    Simon is mentally handicapped as well.

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  38.   Member says:
    Posted: 27 Feb 08

    Simon is inbred with low IQ

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  39.   Member says:
    Posted: 27 Feb 08

    Someone said "name 1 mixed person thats pretty" well i can name 3. My beautiful children who i get comments about everyday because of how gorgeous they are.I belive if we weren't supposed to mix we wouldnt be able to produce.Dogs and cats can't produce offspring, neither can chickens and pigs and so on.But all different races are able to come together.and to say that we should be proud of our race to keep it as that.for what?what does it do or show?i think its amazing.i have been white for many years and sure im proud to be white and proud that my children are black and white and that my nephew is mexican and black.There are so many other more important issues than races mixing.like senseless murders, molestation, child abuse and so forth. And evolving from apes! Why is it that there are still apes or are they still evolving? and y havent we evolved into something else? About the intelligence you have to take a look at how other countries have developed and how their school systems are and what is believed to be important. Asians have a much more different than americans and other countries you cant base what 1 man says about a whole race.Nobody is going to change your mind about what you believe and nobody is going to change mine. i lived with a racist father and i still did what i wanted and he has gone to except my decisions because he found out he was wrong in many aspects. i just know that i am a lot happier not have to waste so much of my energy and time on hate and finding out ways to justify my reason to hate.Maybe if people did believe in God they would have much more to look forward to and find more love and understanding than always trying to prove people wrong and trying science to back you up.Just cause a Dr. says something doesnt mean we believe it or it can be believed.

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  40.   Simon_Says says:
    Posted: 19 Feb 08

    The problem is people like Sammy_d_luv, who are Bible fundamentalists. There is no God. The truth is that there are biotypes and strains that are superior and more advanced in every species. Human beings are no exception. How do you think humna being evolved from a common ancestor with apes to begin with? Some of members of this species becames smarter and stronger, and was able to outcompete the other members of this population that evolved into apes. African Americans are just a transitional stage, and that is why their civilization is so primitive and has hardly ever made any real advances.

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  41.   Simon_Says says:
    Posted: 19 Feb 08

    Evolutionary science has helped us to realize that African Americans are lower on the evolutionary ladder. We need to sequester mutations in biotypes and strains that will help humanity advance, not lower its intellectual capacity. Dr. Watson (or Dr. Crick), one of the discoveres of DNA, made comments to this effect, noting that black people have less intellectual capacity. That is why when they score low on all the IQ tests, people have to rationalize it appealing to social variables like class, history, and what not. How come people from non-African countries, like Asians, can score high on IQ tests even amid poverty and turn their countries around into prosperous countries, but black people can't.

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  42.   girlsixdiva says:
    Posted: 09 Feb 08

    LOL....good idea Mossimo!

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  43.   ethereal99 says:
    Posted: 04 Feb 08

    Of course we should mix, aren't most of us mixed to some degree anyway? What we should not do is have wars & fighting due to our differences!

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  44.   mossimo says:
    Posted: 04 Feb 08

    Must be a troll girlsix....don't feed the trolls!! Great comment Rickie!

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  45.   Sammy_d_luv says:
    Posted: 03 Feb 08

    If you knew how to read and comprehend the Bible, then you would know that the races have mixed since the begining of time. You can't stop what has been since the begining of creation. The madness is in those who won't except others as being one and the same--we all came from 2! We are all of one Blood!!

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  46.   girlsixdiva says:
    Posted: 03 Feb 08

    Thanks for that correction Fala!

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  47.   girlsixdiva says:
    Posted: 03 Feb 08

    mossimo, he secretly wants a black woman, that's why he's here...I mean come on, there's no way he's going to change the minds of people here. It's an INTERRACIAL DATING website!!! People come here to be with people from other races!

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  48.   Rob412 says:
    Posted: 03 Feb 08

    we are here to stop this maddness that is going on.I been white for over 40 years ,and i love every day of it .i'm saying this because im getting tied of seen people mostly white people date black,asia, and other races it make me stick .seen a nice heart white woman kiss on a black man .we need to stop this .it starting to spread like a vitrus

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  49.   mossimo says:
    Posted: 03 Feb 08

    What are white supremacists doing on a interracial website? Didn't they go extinct? Guess not

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  50.   Member says:
    Posted: 03 Feb 08

    if everything was the same then what the fun in that.I think You have to live life at least with one blind eye to make thing more fun. Life should be a surprise, and I think that mix children is an important thing,because a mix person is an example of two race working together.

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