ANSWERS: 39
  • Sure would, doesnt bother me at all.
  • Would I be OK with water being wet or the sky being blue? Race/ethnicity is totally irrelevant: is the date a nice person, will they make my child happy, both for the date and for longer it it turns out that way?
  • I would welcome it. The sooner every family consists of varied ethnicity the sooner we'll be rid of ethnic bigotry, idealistic and impossible though this thought may be.
  • yeah sure!
  • As long as he/she treated my child with respect and made him/her happy, it wouldn't bother me at all.
  • This is a very tricky question for me. I might be bothered but I would try and keep an open mind and get to know the individual before I pass judgement on him.I think it would be a learning experience and if he was from a different background or race I might learn something I had never known before and that would be wonderful.
  • It would be fine, it's a matter if whoever it was/would be was a good person or not.
  • I'm more than fine with it. Actually, I encourage it!
  • As long as they treated my child as they would like to be treated and made my baby happy, then I would be 100% fine with it, now as far as the rest of my family is concerned, they'd HATE it. Funny, how some people in a family are one way and others can be completely opposite.
  • Not a problem. My husband is half-Italian, half-German and I am half-Aussie, half Kiwi. My sister is married to a Cook Island Maori. My second daughter is dating a Macedonian. I have no objections to anyone, as long as they are decent people.
  • I would be fine with it, but I would ask my child to proceed with caution for two reasons: the first is that dating/marrying outside one's race means that if there are any bigots on either side of the family, there may be issues at gatherings. Not that such issues should stop a couple in love, but they should be prepared. Secondly, if the person is from another culture (not just ethnic background), the couple needs to make sure they know what traditions, gender roles, etc. they plan to have in their relationship. I wouldn't want my daughter marrying a man who expected her to take a subservient role, for example, no matter what his race was. I think there is nothing wrong with blending races and cultures -- in fact, I think it's great. But I also think it's simplistic to imagine that love is all that matters. Each marriage will have different trials; an interracial couple needs to make sure they are ready to deal with the ones that come their way.
  • Yep! I don't see what the big deal would be! People are all the same, some just a little darker than others! We were all created by the same man! :O)
  • Honestly, I would have to meet the person before I would be okay with it. I would want my son/daughter to understand the importance of their heritage and the difficulty they may face. I guess the main thing is if they wanted to run off to another country... that would be hard to take. But if that's what they wanted to do, I guess I'd just have to face it... I have a friend who was raised in a mixed culture family and I wonder if his family problems aren't exacerbated by it.
  • Yes. I would be a hypocrite if I wouldn't allow it. I am in an interracial relationship right now, so yeah.
  • fine with me. If I was the parent, I would think a lot of responsibility would be on me to raise my child to accepting and understanding of other cultures. I think my child would even have a greater chance of being in an interracial relationship.
  • Absolutely!
  • Ethnicity is no problem but I absolutely insist that my kids date within the human race.
  • dont be so closed minded, embrace other cultures! we are all on the same planet after all...
  • No as long as they have manners. At least we are at the same level.
  • If they want to date somone of another race, I have no problem with it, its their life, all I want is for who ever they date will be good to them.
  • I don't have kids, but I'd be okay with it. Since I'm in one.
  • I would be okay with it. I wouldn't take a stand on it really, like I wouldn't encourage it or discourage it in any way; I would let it happen through their choice. I would be happy as long as they are happy together.
  • Sure. I would accept anyone that loves and respects my kids.
  • WOULD YOU?
  • Yeah, I would be cool with that.
  • i think if anything i'd encourage it. learning about cultures is something i've always loved
  • Terrific. I love all kinds of people and if they were ready to take on the world with their eyes open and full of love, I say go for it:-)
  • It depends on the race or ethnicity, but in general, no, I would not. Race and ethnicity usually come with cultural differences, that in the country I live in are very deeply embedded. I would have no problem if the person they chose were completely or at least greatly integrated to the society we live in, but that is usually not the case. And even then, their family would not be. This doesn't mean I would interfere in any way. It's their choice. But I would keep a close eye on them. As an example, and to soften and reason my words, let me just say that there are many gypsy clans in this country. They believe that if a female "misbehaves" the man has the right to hit her to get her to behave. the women in this culture accept and agree with this. They will tell you that sometimes they deserve to be corrected. They also reject mixed marriages. I do not want this for my daughters.
  • I think I should be more than ok. I am fine. My two children in Australia have gone beyond their dating stage. They are now married and settled down in Brisbane, Australia. My 2nd son married a Korean and my daughter's husband is an Englishman with an Irish mother. My granddaughter Genevieve has English/Irish/Chinese blood running through her system and she is so adorable.
  • My son has English, French, German, Hawaiian, Okinawan, and Choctaw blood in him. I don't care who he dates as long as he's happy.
  • Absolutely.....colour of skin and/or race doesn't even make the top 100 criterion for choosing a s/o.
  • WOW! I'm amazed that so much ignorance and racism still exists. Really People. We are all mutts! Some more than others but none of us are as pure as we think. Our ancestors screwed around just as much, if not more than present day. Slave owners screwed slaves and Kings screwed servants, Queens screwed servants, teachers screwed students, guards screwed prisoners, and the wheels on the bus go round and round. So get off your puritan high horses and exercise some tolerance. Assholes come in all colors!
  • I have no problem with that for as long as they are happy and comfortable with each other.
  • I'd have no problem with that.
  • yeah aslong as its not a "white" guy/girl just kidding why would i bother? i mean i dont have to like him/her ...
  • I'm more concerned with them dating someone that they are equally yoked with.
  • I'm mixed, so not being okay with it would be nothing short of hypocritical. As long as my daughter waits until she is the right age to date (certainly not in the teenage years), why should I be against it?
  • My daughter has been drawn to darker skinned men in general. I would like to not consider myself racist or a bigot, but cannot help be concerned for her future in the public career she is involved. We live in an area where interracial marriage is not yet evolved. We fear for her economic future and her white young daughter. What is your advice? From what we know this is a very considerate individual. But we have not yet met him.
  • i dont have kids but that wouldnt bother me since im not racist

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