Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Outside my circle: A guide to love (Interracial love)

[I created a series of FAQ we often encounter regarding different types of love in this world, titled "Outside my circle: A guide to love." This section is about interracial love.]

How can they be in love, or any kind of relationship? They are different races! 

People like and/or love other people. They are able to embrace different races and ethnicities and find beauty in and past skin color. 

Mixing is bad, they’re doing wrong by their race.

The entire concept of race and it’s hierarchy was made up by (racist) people; “mixing” isn’t wrong.


They’re just stealing guys/girls from my race and I don’t like it.

You don’t own everybody in your racial group. If you don’t like it, try to consider why.

We need to preserve the cleanliness of our race; this is all kinds of wrong for our civilization.

You like the privilege you have, calling yourself pure? The concept of purity that you have is prejudiced and racist. You are not better than someone else because your mother fucked some man of the same race. Not only do you propose us to be separate, but you don’t even think of us as equal? That’s the main problem. Additionally, unless humans all stop having babies completely, I don’t think you have to worry about the human race dying out any time soon. 

Two or more different cultures can’t meet and be stable though.

With a closed mind, racist attitude and superiority complex, I imagine it would be difficult. Luckily that’s not the case for many interracial couples and multiracial children of these couples. If there’s not a racist family member breathing fire down their throats, usually it turns into a beautiful experience and a richer view of the world and an amazing part of people’s identity. At the end of the day, a culture should rely on more than just the shade of someone’s skin and the pedestal that certain skin tones get to sit on because of their power throughout history. 

How is it a good thing though? What benefit comes from it?

You can’t say that any real negative thing comes from interracial relationships without a very racist, privileged mentality. In most relationships, if they’re healthy and consensual and loving, then that enough is a good thing. A (new) population that embraces differences is better than one that is built on hate. Even if you ignore that point, interracial love simply is. It’s love, and it’s not your place to decide who gets to love whom. 

Think of the children!
♥ I happen to be one of those children, and a more personal blog about that will come later :)

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