Should Black Women Marry Outside the Race?

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago
http://blogs.wsj.com/ideas-market/2011/09/20/should-black-women-marry-outside-the-race-we-want-your-opinions-via-webcam/?mod=e2tw

It"s the headline and question that the Wall Street Journal posed to their readers today. Really. In 2011. Ballsy, WSJ.
There are 40 comments:
Male 5,194
First they need to ask: Are there any black women who are actually interested in white guys?
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Male 37,914

Whatevers.... but personally, I wouldn`t marry outside my race.
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Male 3,431
What an, idiotic, news topic.
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Female 914
ballsy? more like it was a boring news day. the only thing WSJ wanted to stir up was some controversy, not actual thought.
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Male 4,290
[quote]And yes, I am saying that the entire idea of race is made up and silly. It`s not real.[/quote]
Yes it is. Look at the epicanthic fold that is present in many Asian races. Or the typically higher bone density in black people compared to other ethnicities.

There are differences amongst the races.

[quote]It`s not even a real description of skin colour, which is only varying degrees of suntan anyway.[/quote]
Obviously not the case, otherwise all newborn babies would logically be white since they have never been exposed to the sun.
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Male 598
what kind of question is this? should gay men start looking for women if its hard to find good gay men? only if they are interested.
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Male 10,845
What`s stopping you? Marry the person you love already!
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Female 843
I didn`t feel like reading the article, but I don`t see why they can`t. My mom`s black, married a white guy, and my brother and I turned out alright. However, I never had any attraction to black guys, I dunno if that was a side affect of my upbringing. I married a white guy, is that considered marrying outside half of my race?
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Male 14,775
Who gives a monkey`s? If they want to do it and somebody`s willing to have them, then what`s the big deal? It`s not like they`re going extinct.
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Female 2,927
and anybody should care, why?
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Male 241
tiki barber ftw....or is it rhonde? hahah
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Male 7,364
Angilion-" before anyone made up the silly idea of race"

I think you need to go back to science class.

Angilion-"The idea of race hadn`t been made up."

And add a couple of history classes along with it. Try and study the racial exclusiveness amoung the Greeks during the time of Alexander. Study the Graco-Roman civilization which included the Egyptians, Jews and Greeks. They also had trouble with the Ptolemies.

FYI, this time was in excess of 2,300 years ago. (also, the migration into England started occuring in 5,000 BC...that`s a little more than 900 or 2,000 years ago).
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Male 3,745
its ok cobra ive got a sister. shes 35 but shes single and ready to mingle

...god i just said that...
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Male 7,586
lostinkorea, that hurts a little.
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Female 383
Why not?
My mom is black and she married a white guy.
That point aside, why the drat are they even asking this? Should white men marry outside their race? Like, WTF.
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Male 230
This i no surprise. The WSJ ha become a circle jerk for conservatives.
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Male 12,365
[quote]they didnt care 200+ years ago during slavery why start now?[/quote]

They didn`t care 2000+ years ago before anyone made up the silly idea of race, either.

And yes, I am saying that the entire idea of race is made up and silly. It`s not real. It`s not even a real description of skin colour, which is only varying degrees of suntan anyway. It`s dumb that anyone cares and it`s a recent kind of dumb. For example, we know that people emigrated from Africa to England from about 900 years ago onwards (and probably before, very likely almost 2000 years ago, during the Roman occupation). There aren`t specific records about it because nobody cared back then. The idea of race hadn`t been made up. A foreigner was a foreigner. Where they came from didn`t matter as long as it wasn`t France.
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Male 687
Answer : if he`s rich enough
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Female 32
@simbha - While I agree with everything you said, I think the point to it being here is in fact that the question was asked wrong to begin with. If it had in fact been worded the way you did, I doubt there would be as much f an issue. But because it wasn`t, it makes it seem almost as if it perpetuates racism, if only by bringing it up again
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Male 2,790
no
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Male 412
This IS NOT the question posed in the WSJ article.

The question posed there is "Should MORE black women marry outside their race?" And, the article is simply describing that 70% of black women are unmarried - and this may be due to cultural pressures to stay within their `race`.

So, the question posed is essentially "Should the cultural barriers hindering black women from marrying outside their `race` be broken down so that more of these women can feel comfortable marrying someone else?"

Yes, that`s a 2011 question because it addresses continuing to break down contemporary stereotypes - in this case, those perpetuated by those of the ethnic group itself.
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Male 357
my wife says yes :D
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Female 812
Wrong on so many levels...
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Female 249
can`t they just marry whoever makes them happy?
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Male 1,312
Is this a serious question? How f*cking stupid.
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Male 7,364
ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!

No Black Woman should EVER marry outside of the Human Race!

Oh, they were talking specifically about the black race? Nevermind.....

Seriously, let women (and men) make up their own mind.
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Male 274
Breeding (often after marrying) outside of your own race tends to give your offspring greater genetic variation and thus can significantly reduce the risk of any genetic abnormalities (i.e. more attractive/healthier children).

hooray for science
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Male 25,416
this is just silly
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Female 3,727
LMAO @ Cobrakiller

1-213-yearight
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Male 3,745
they didnt care 200+ years ago during slavery why start now? :|

i dont see why people can seem to just sit down shut the drat up eat a cookie and be happy...its a helluva lot easier than bitching about EVERY LITTLE THING...
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Male 1,103
Did anyone scroll down passed the article to the sponsered links and see this : "Blackwomen Cheap
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Male 911
I think Gerry might be an angry oppressed black woman ;) lol
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Male 236
Gerry1of1 you have a right to an opinion on anything...they have a right to not give a damn what you think.
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Male 72
I read the article(original one not the one this links to) and the premise is that black women are currently waiting around for that good black guy because other races won`t understand the fact they wrap their hair up before they goto sleep? but too many black guys are dumb so black women are competing for the few good black men out there?

Are you drating serious?
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Female 2,674
I didn`t bother reading the article, but this sounds super creepy "We Want Your Opinions Via Webcam". o.o
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Male 37,914

Sticking to my stance on gay marriage...
How is it anyone`s business who they marry?
I have no right to an opinion on their marriages.
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Male 236
They won`t have much choice soon...seems like EVERY black guy I know has straight up decided they won`t date black women..
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Male 7,586
yes they should......call me ladies!
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Male 7,378
Wall Street Journal is a FoxNews Rupert Murdoch owned racist rag. This isn`t surprising.
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Male 19,888
Link: Should Black Women Marry Outside the Race? [Rate Link] - It`s the headline and question that the Wall Street Journal posed to their readers today. Really. In 2011. Ballsy, WSJ.
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