Study Finds People More Tolerant of Interracial Marriages

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Study Finds People More Tolerant of Interracial Marriages
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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 12:37pm

I think this is great!

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Registered: 03-19-2002

Since I live in India the situation is much different, I wouldn't say people have really warmed up to the idea, especially if it is their son suddenly announcing that he has a white girlfriend he very much loves and intent to marry, my story is not much different than the story of a lot of "gori" (fair skinned women in hindi, a term used to describe white women).

What I noticed though is that a few years ago we would be constantly stared at and we lived onl in big cities, but things evolved quite fast, and it is far less of a big deal now, and I don't get that much staring anymore. Now I know should we be living in a small town or the country side it would have been a much different story and still would be.

As a white lady living in India I still face many ridiculous stereotypes regularly :(


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I met a wonderful man in Africa that I am going to go back and marry and quite likely stay there with him.

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Welcome Linda :)

I moved across the world for love myself :) I know how exiting it is, I've been living in India for 8 years because of it, my husband's family is fine with


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DH has been asked more than once if there weren't any German girls good enough for him. This mostly comes from older ladies. The funny thing is that most people assume I'm German until they get to know me better. So when there is prejudice, it's pretty obvious. ;-)

I think it highly depends on whether you live in the city or countryside as well as what part of Germany. Racism can sometimes be very bad, but in other areas it's better than what I've seen in Texas/Louisiana because the 'differences' are actually celebrated here rather than simply ignored.

- JM

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Smileycons!He is in West Africa, in Tamale, Ghana.

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Cynthia, that must make it kind of difficult for you to know that your MIL hates you.

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