Originally Posted by kronas
your reply was that you dont care what race or colour the person is, it would be up to your children to choose, but that is not a choice for many youngsters who have to 'abide by the rules' of their parents...
although i am not in the situation myself, i can understand that some parents who have come to this country and want to mantain their own culture have a problem with mixed race relationships. I know if i went to another country i would be accepting of the local culture but would like to maintain my own roots. For this reason i can see why some parents would prefer their children to enter relationships with people from the same culture/ background.
When i first told my parents that i was with Ann, my dad said something along the lines of "don't forget who you are" and i think this is a good way to think. What he was basically saying was that he didn't have a problem with me dating someone from a different culture/ ethnic group/ whatever you want to call it, but i agree with the point that he was making that i should keep my own culture and background close to my heart. I think this is something that i have done well because Ann and I are both understanding of each others differences, but i know that if she asked me to change my culture to suit hers that would be the end of our relationship, and i have a feeling that this may be what happens in a number of mixed race relationships.
At the end of the day, i am a romantic- i believe that you fall in love with who you fall in love with, and this will happen regardless of race/ colour / creed. I just think it is a shame that some parents have to put up barriers for such things, but in the end i think true love will destroy these anyway.
And on that note... goodnight