In fact, in 1966 it was still illegal in 17 states. I believe you're missing the larger point here: people who preoccupy themselves with the business of others, so far as to condemn a loving relationship and the children that may result by saying they are wrong, are not the sort of cohorts intelligent people concern themselves with. The problem is that certain people pursue interracial relationships as a way of validating themselves, because they see partners that are not of their own race as better. Personally I haven't dated interracially and probably wouldn't. Only idiots want to dictate what happens in somebody elses bedroom. Family is about much more than blood, blood is by chance, family is by choice.
Less than 50 years ago, interracial marriage was illegal in the United States and even when the anti-miscegenation laws were deemed illegal by the Supreme Court in 1967, interracial couples were harassed and discriminated against for decades. Unattractive parents my have a child who will suffer from their looks. Now it seems totally ridiculous to deny people of different racial backgrounds the right to marry. One was induced to experience disgust through being shown a series of disgusting images — which was expected to make them more likely to dehumanize interracial couples. It is neither understandable nor acceptable.
It's just how human beings work. According to the poll, 87% of Americans now approve of marriages between black and white partners, compared to 4% of Americans in 1958. I've experienced this one several times. Also, interracial marriage with stigmatized racial groups will never become normalized; history has continually taught this lesson. Instead, we found that all participants completed the task faster when interracial couples and animals were categorized using the same button indicating implicit dehumanization.
The Cheerios commercial is hardly the only controversy over interracial marriage in recent memory. The idea that a person of color who dates a white person is harboring some kind of self-hatred is a far too simplistic one. A control group viewed images of landscapes of nature and cities. Although today racial minorities can largely succeed in society on their own, some elite people of color may feel the need to score a spouse from another race to boost their image or better fit into the corporate landscape. We don't have a one drop rule, and racism is becoming more and more socially unacceptable because the black community is much more vocal and prominent in our shared media and culture. And even so, the flimsy arguments against falls apart under scrutiny. I guess you like that German white sausage! This isn't the type of thing that has to get discussed typically.
Overall, people of mixed racial background are still relatively uncommon and do not make up a large segment of the population. For someone to change their mind about racial perceptions they must be affected personally. There might be structural by-products. There are actual stories from former racists about them changing their attitudes in response to seeing something that contradicted their racist attitudes, so I think it is certainly possible to change peoples attitudes. This is usually the case more than not, I don't understand why you would think this would be a solution How is it possible to have a reasonable discussion when you say something as ridiculous as this? Further, I think it is a 'great' not a 'bad' idea to attempt to change these attitudes. Racism has nothing to do with the hated.
Which is to say, questions like What will your parents think? To add to Colin's answers- There's a mistaken assumption going on here- interracial marriages are not intercultural marriages. Essentially you're saying the world will never change so I'm going to give up. True, the situation is not good now, but it's definitely better than it was before. You could spend all day deciding who would never face hardship or discrimination, but in the end, there's a lot more to life than if bigots like you or not. Personally, I think that it is valid to say that mixed-race marriages will face discrimination; therefore, they are a bad idea. They could lead to a future where especially the white, European group has vanished as a unique looking group, and also in a much less likely scenario, a future world where everyone looks exactly the same across all continents.
The only way to make things change is to embrace these children for who they are, not who their parents are. Liberal cities think Portland, Los Angeles, and Seattle still have racist people and problems with the subject of race. Your argument is basically, 'mixed race marriages will face discrimination, therefore theyre a bad idea. Do not use deltas for any other purpose. You are very well spoken for a black person. Now we live in a new, global era with more tolerance and understanding for couples that exist outside the norms for relationships. One was induced to experience disgust through being shown a series of disgusting images — which was expected to make them more likely to dehumanize interracial couples.
The end goal is to have everyone accepted for who they are, and if we're going to get there we need everyone to confront these issues directly. Such unfounded expectations often arise from the illusion of sameness caused by visual similarity. Children raised by gay parents might face discrimination; should we continue to discourage gay marriage? The result of interracial marriage is that we will have a world with billions of distinct looking Asians, Africans, Indians, Arabs, and mixed race African-looking Europeans, but with distinct-looking white Europeans completely extinct. But in combination with the other experiments, the authors believe it is evidence of a neural disgust response. Everyone has hardships in life, and to say someone should not have children because they will experience hardships, is an argument against anyone having children. I don't disapprove of what anybody does though, I think limiting your options of finding a soulmate yes I believe in such a thing by narrowing parameters is self defeating and silly. This in itself isn't that amazing, except that now two of the younger cousins in our family both have black so's, which absolutely would never have been allowed before.
If one has sentimental attachment to the distinct looks and beauty of white Europeans, then one will be more inclined to be saddened by interracial relationships where white people chose to produce non-white looking children, thereby helping to nail the coffin shut. There are a lot of reasons why people are attracted to other people. But while things have changed socially, there's still a lot missing from the conversation surrounding interracial relationships. We are each given a very short period of time here, and those few years shouldn't be spent inflicting negative ideologies on others or giving thought to meaningless negativity from strangers. I was pretty sure I understood his tone as joking, and I was also pretty sure he knew that this was another ridiculous Degrassi question, but I still knew that I had to own up to that mistake — and apologize. While I don't discount what you've experienced regarding attitudes towards biracial children, I think that any negative stereotypes are fast changing. Or why not draw the line at being ugly or short.