More interracial couples cohabiting, but marriage less common, Census says

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  • perfidemintrepidus Riverton, UT
    Sept. 4, 2013 5:00 p.m.

    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.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Sept. 4, 2013 5:27 a.m.

    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.