Ed Team

4 out of 5 caucasians are marriage racists

Filed By Ed Team | April 17, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: interracial marriage, IPOPA, marriage equality, racism

"In 2006, one in five white people said they would marry outside of their race. Taking it as a given that people respond in a more socially acceptable way to public opinion polls, and given that only .4% of white Americans actually DO get married outside of their race, we know that most of the one in five Americans are liars. In fairness to all the white folks, it's not as if all the other races are beating down the doors to intermarry, but white people have the lowest percentages by far.

"Have you ever wondered about how TRULY equal you can think a person is to you if you rule them out as marriage partners with a per se rule?"

-- IPOPA on interracial marriage. It's a short post and well worth the read.


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I'm sorry, Bil, but I don't see this as racism.

Marriage is based on attraction. Is it bigotry to prefer older people? Younger people? Taller or shorter? A particular hair color?

And would you marry a woman? If you've ruled out marriage to women, can I call you a sexist? "Have you ever wondered about how TRULY equal you can think a person is to you if you rule them out as marriage partners with a per se rule?"

A better question would have been "would it be acceptable for your son or daughter to marry a person of another race".

i am 50 and live in small town usa, actually in the country nearby the town population 500. I have lived in medium size cities population 50,000. the younger generations are least racist in some cases but people in their 50's are still racist as far as mixed marriages of white to blacks not other races that seems to be ok. i have never understood, a friend of mine explained it because they are stuck in the southern slave owner mindset of superiority somehow and they dont know it. just the way they were raised