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"I do not think about the things that I do not think about.
~ William Jennings Bryan
"Do you ever think about the things that you "do" think about?"
~ Clarence Darrow
President Bush issued an executive order Thursday allowing federal contractors rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to pay below the prevailing wage:
"Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix."
According to the court case referenced above, interracial marriages have only been legal for the past 38 years. But how far have we really come since then...?
Why should people date outside their race? Why shouldn't they?
Is it ok to date outside one's race, but not to marry someone of another race?
Should the possibility of having mixed children be a factor when deciding who to date and/or marry?
Who should persons of mixed race/heritage date and/or marry?
Is a white person who chooses not to date/marry outside their race, a racist? Is a minority who chooses not to date outside his race, a racist? Is there a double standard?
Do two people of the same race or culture have more in common than two people from different cultures? Can those differences make or break the relationship?
What role do stereotypes and preconceptions play in a person's desire to date outside their race?
What role should people outside of a relationship play? (e.g family, friends, society, etc.)
Are we sending young children mixed messages when telling them to be colorblind and accepting of differences, but also requiring them to date and marry within their own race?
What are the implications for our society and race relations as a result of each point of view?
Alright, let's discuss. My only requirement for this topic, is that we all just "keep it real."