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Dd you "marry outside your race"?

I mean technically, it means to marry someone of a different color, but really if I had married outside my race i would have married an animal or an alient.

But anyway, did you? And did people give you shit for it or make crude jokes about it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on Aug. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (22)
  • Not really. My husband is 1/4 Mexican, but you can't tell, lol.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:10 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • yes,if you want to get technical. My husband is half Mexican.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:11 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • No. We're both blindingly white. :-) But some of my family would have given me shit for it and made cruel jokes. I didn't marry in my race to please them, more like there were like 3 non-white kids in the whole county.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 12:12 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Oh,my mom is a racist and will "accidentally" make "beaner" or illegal alien jokes

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:12 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • i married a canadian, and while our skin is the same color, we have many communication issues because we were raised differently.
    i am very blunt, which he finds rude. he is the opposite, and never says what he means. which i find infuriating, that i have to decipher everything he says.
    couples of different cultures, different religions, different races, all will face problems regarding these issues. sometimes we need to embrace our differences i think! sometimes we need to develop a thicker skin, and sometimes a sense of humor!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 12:16 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Yup, and nope. Never got any grief about it. My grandmother on my dad's side is uncomfortable with interracial couples (even though she's white and married a mexican, but whatever!) but she never said anything to me directly about it and the ONE time she met my husband she was nice to him. Extremely awkward though when he gave her a "kiss" goodbye like he does the rest of the women in my family lol.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 12:20 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • My parents are a "mixed couple" if you will. My mom is asian (Japanese-Okinawa) my dad is caucasian. I always tell people I'm twinky when they ask about my ethnicity.

    Answer by GinNTonic at 12:22 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • I haven't gotten any shit for being a bi-racial child except my friend tells me i'm not "asian" enough. I usually tell him, "well that's good because I'm not from asia, i'm from Washington. Dumb ass." lol

    But I had one lady ask if my parents met in Vietnam, even though I told her my mom is JAPANESE not VIETNAMESE. And my parents were too damn young for Vietnam anyway.

    Answer by GinNTonic at 12:23 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Yes, it has never been an issue in our relationship. Neither family gave us any grief.

    Some outsiders have made comments. and my children have had some ignorant things said to them


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:24 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • nope, I married a human.

    Answer by autodidact at 12:27 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

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