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Black Marriage Day? celebrating marriages between black men and women?

"There are many influences that have shaped, affected or strained black marriages, according to marriage and family experts. Among them: African tribal traditions, the horrors of slavery, racial integration in the U.S. that paved the way to more freedoms and the migrations of thousands of African-Americans that fractured or reshaped communities."

http://www.cafemom.com/group/3986/forums/read/9413718/Saving_black_marriages

http://www.blackmarriageday.com/Black_Marriage_Day/Welcome.html

How can this nation be color-blind when this still exists?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Then we should have a White Marriage Day as well. Hell, throw in a Hispanic Marriage Day too!.

    This country......I love it, but thats a bit crazy.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • OK this is getting a bit ridiculous. We don't need any color day to celebrate whatever. How about we are all just human!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I dont celebrate this and never heard of it...Im black/white

    but there's still a black history month...so is it bad we dont have a white history month

    theres a womens history month, should there be a mens

    soon there will be a gay-marriage celebration day im sure wherever its legalized...should we celebrate straight marriages

    I think that there is a black marriage day, probably somewhere where there are a lot of black people and only because black people weren't allowed to have marriages for quite a while. as you can see from examples the discriminated race/religion/sect/population/ gets to have their day because of obvious issues..ie: women/blacks/gays etc.
    Dom123123

    Answer by Dom123123 at 9:43 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • You know, I have no problem with a Black History Month because they wer treated so horrible for so long and it's nice to show light to the facts of the history.

    But a day for Black marriage? lol.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:47 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I wonder if Barack and Michelle will be ordering the Kobe beef from hotel room service on Black Marriage Day?????
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • im sure if you wanted u can have ur community celebrate a white marriage day... you can start one LOL thats not illegal...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • What makes a black marriage any more valuable/important/honorable than any other race marrying? what stresses do they have that is any different than anyone else?

    I'm all for HAPPY MARRIAGE DAY!!!!
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 9:52 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I read the first article from the cafemom post, what did their marriage have to do with being black? All marriages go through turmoil at one point or another. I'm white, very happily married to a black man. In my race and ethnicity class, a black girl told me that she didn't like mixing in marriages because the black family was already strained. How is that my fault? She said the black family was broken from divorce and being raised by single mothers, etc. And? my parents divorced and I don't blame black people or get mad when I see an interracial couple. I dont' see what slavery has to do with modern black marriage....

    coutterhill

    Answer by coutterhill at 9:55 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • its not a national holiday so why does it bother u ppl so much

    my great grandma has a holiday for her in the county she lived because she lived to be 105

    its probably a local holiday like that
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • who cares? I've been colored all my days and I've never heard of this made up day. Why get your feathers in a ruffle about something as trife as this. Nobody I know celebrates this. I know for me the only day I'll be celebrating that has something to do with marriage is my anniversary.

    Why do people let little things like this bother them. I betcha if you asked the average black man or woman if they've even heard of this 'day' let alone plans to celebrate it you'll mostly resounding "No's".
    Ladybugkisses76

    Answer by Ladybugkisses76 at 10:01 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

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