People aganist interacial dating
Both relationships broke up for the same reasons other relationships do: a failure in commitment to make the marriage work and not the differences in race.
Wole Solana, Nigeria What amazes me most is that despite a man and a woman falling in love and feeling good about it, family and friends often feel strongly against it just because of their racial biases.
Matt, UK I think by calling the union a mixed race union is the problem in the first place.
I've been married for 10 years to a coloured lady from South Africa and apart from the initial first year hiccups of settling in a new country for her and getting to know my mother, it has been smooth sailing.
I have lived in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, and I do notice the cultural differences and not the skin colour or tone. After five years I can honestly say that I learned a lot about my husbands culture and give my respect to it. He had zero tolerance for my culture and didn't make any effort to find out about it.
I have dated women from all the different cultures, and some I have cared for a lot, but I knew that in the long run it will never work. What religion (if you are from different religions)? Sometimes you have to let your brain take control of your heart, not the other way round. He built up his little "Nigeria" in Germany and isolated me.
wants to find out what challenges mixed race relationships face. Priti and KV live in Kenya and are planning their wedding for later this year.
If you would like to take part in the discussion, e-mail us with your telephone number, which will not be published.Anonymous, Japan I believe in inter-racial marriages though it didn't work for me. Evelyn Menke, Germany Most Indians are awful towards black Africans and if this relationship was the other way round (Priti marrying a white guy) her parents would not bother at all.Jason Louder, Cherry Hill, USA My mom is white and my father is black.When a woman marries a white man, out there, she is just treated like a house maid by the man's relatives.
When a black man entices a white woman whilst he is io his ventures as an immigrant, all does go well, but let them now come to mother Africa where poverty will welcome them at the airport.Granted, there are hiccups like in any normal functioning marriage, but none which cannot be overcome by a collective decision to let the marriage work.In hindsight, it is a miracle that it did with the backdrop of apartheid policies in Namibia before independence.Your comments: I think everyone is missing the point here focussing on the statement "skin colour does not matter".