Sure, but would you marry one?

Bethesda, MD

When my (white) mother worked at NAACP in the 60’s my Dad infamously questioned her sincerity. Mom died a decade ago. Dad spent last weekend walking precincts for Obama in NH. Hope and change indeed.

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7 Responses to "Sure, but would you marry one?"
  1. Unimpressed says:

    Still a long way from “marrying one” IMO. Now if he remarries a Black woman, THAT would really show how far he has come…

    • Kevin in Jacksonville says:

      You don’t have to marry one to show how far you have come.   People who don’t marry out of their race aren’t inherently racist.   

      • Agreed.

        And likewise, people who get involved/marry outside their race aren’t inherently open-minded and progressive. Sometimes the reason is as lousy as fetishization or ‘make mommy and daddy angry’.

  2. Joe35 says:

    Yes I would … if it was the right one : )

  3. Sunzoid says:

    I did..and it bombed! Totally different culture than mine 🙂 

  4. Milagra says:

    Years ago in Los Angeles I was engaged to marry a political refugee from Asia, and he happened to be very dark though not African-American.  He was a brilliant and accomplished man, too honorable to marry until he had proved himself capable of earning citizenship entirely on his own.  But he was treated like dirt by so many people who weren’t even fit to tie his shoes.

  5. Heather O. says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of your mom, but happy for the positive change in your dad.

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