Love is complex. Would there be more successful mixed race, age, gender relationships if the social consequences were less negative.
Coming from a biracial 17 year old girl in the south, yes. Can't tell you how many girls have told me they wished they could date African Americans without their parents flipping out(why they tell me that as if I have some magical advice for them idk
The social consequences are mainly from those of the older generation disapproving.
And the parents grandparents did the same to them. Perhaps it is time this WILL change. And it speaks well of you that your friends turn to you for advice.
Very true. I see a lot of potential for this generation. All just a matter of staying firm in your beliefs and not letting your peers think for you.
And thank you :)
Yes...hate can be scary.
Are there still social consequences for mixed race relationships?
I don't think so, because those social challenges just serve to measure the level of committment. My take is that no matter the differences, a solid relationship would just shrug those stressors off. They help separate the serious from the players.
Prejudice limits exploration. Especially among the young
That's true. I guess I'd hope the young would have fewer of those prejudices. Both the ones involved, and those around them they might listen to. If it didn't stop us in the 70s and 80s, I wouldn't think it would stop us today.
Yes, for sure.
Yes, there would and all the people in them now and hiding it could stop. The judgment of society is harsh and cruel. But it's a reality many will not ignore. Very sad.
You sound like a perceptive peeps.
Always thought you to be suited and subtle.
Too subtle? ;)
I just have a difficult time trying to comprehend why society holds such as controlling influence over the minds of many persons. Why is "different" frowned upon in most scenarios revolving around love.
It's just an issue which isn't do controversial that actually bugs me quite a bit.
That was my caustic humor. You are not usually subtle, and neither was the clear answer you provided. I find your clarity and confidence as enjoyable as your ability to be concise.
That's very kind of you. I truly appreciate that. This is one issue which often goes unnoticed by the majority, but I deem one of the many critical flaws in today's society.
Central issue is discrimination against those feared for any of a 1,000 reasons.