True love does not have racial or cultural barriers. Of course there has to be
mutual respect for people of two different races that are married, but
isn't mutual respect not the same essential basis for any successful
marriage? I love my wife and appreciate the unique traits and talents she brings
as a person originally from another country. Honestly I believe that is what
makes our country great! We are a grand culmination of people that blend many
cultures together. Perhaps that is also our downfall as a nation as we lose some
of the wonderful traits of cultural history. "Interracial marriages"
should stop being termed in a way that indirectly comes off as strange as more
today embrace the idea that a happy marriage has very little to do with the
color of someone's skin and a lot more to do with the love and happiness
they share together.
I can tell you the internal family issue is one that at the time seems daunting,
but often passes quickly. I have found prejudice often lives in the
generalities - but on an intimate one on one relationship level, those feelings
often are easily over come. This flows from both sides.It is amazing to me some of the people I associate with or are related to
still hold deeply tainted over generalized views of the opposite race, but when
discussing people of the other race individually, these same people have the
most favorable impressions individually of people they know of the other race -
often referring to them as "good people".As to the social
economic axis here.... that is a problem that pervades relationships without
regards to race...Each generation is getting better at this.
Hopefully this will be a moot issue for our kid's kids.