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Talk about playing the race card!

  1. lovemychris profile image78
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Many white people have long been opposed to inter-racial marriage and relationships.
    In fact, George W Bush spoke at an educational institution where inter-racial relationships between students was forbidden!! He did this AS president!

    It's funny now to see some of these white people take offense to other people who feel the same way.

    1. Onusonus profile image87
      Onusonusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would like to know the name and location of this educational institution. The idea that there is a government funded establishment in America which makes rules in favor of segregation is unconstitutional.

      1. lovemychris profile image78
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        March 1, 2000

        "Bob Jones III, president of Bob Jones University (BJU), announced March 3 that the fundamentalist school is dropping its longstanding ban on interracial dating. The move comes after widespread criticism of the policy in the wake of presidential candidate George W. Bush's campaign appearance at the school. Jones surprised students and supporters by announcing the policy change during an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live." Jones acknowledged that recent scrutiny of the school's policies was behind the decision. "This thing has gotten so out of hand," he said. "All of a sudden the university is at the center of a Republican presidential debate."The southern school adopted its ban on interracial dating in the 1950s. BJU did not admit black students until the 1970s. The school lost its tax-exempt status in 1983 after a 13-year battle with the Internal Revenue Service, which said the school's policies violated federal law.The school had justified its ban on interracial dating by saying that God created people differently for a reason.George W. Bush spoke at the school prior to South Carolina's primary."

    2. lady_love158 profile image59
      lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You see the difference between me and you is you post lies and I don't. Bob Jones is a PRIVATE religious school. Bush spoke there as a CANDIDATE not as president.

      You really need to understand the differences between this and Common's endorsement by the WH.

      1. dingdondingdon profile image61
        dingdondingdonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I really don't think Bush's being a candidate makes his speaking at a school that condones racism is much better, to be honest. neutral

        1. habee profile image92
          habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I agree. I don't like that Obama had a link to the New Black Panthers on his website, either, before he removed it due to public outrage. Anyone who desires the office of POTUS should be colorblind. They should see only red-white-and-blue when they look at America and Americans.

          1. lovemychris profile image78
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            EVERY American is an American!!!!

            The differenc is--white straight Christian Americans are always accepted, while other colors, sexual preference oriented, and religions have always been placed on the outside.

            Time we all realize that we are NOT all alike...and that's OK.
            We are STILL all Americans.

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        Texasbetaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        How funny...the first line is the biggest lie of them all Lalo.

    3. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LMC, I think folks should be able to marry whomever they want, as long as it's a consenting adult. Animals should not be included because they can't give their consent. lol

      Black and white, man and man, woman and woman, earthling and Martian...I don't care. You can't help who you fall in love with!

    4. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would never object to one of my sons marrying a woman of a different race.  I would, however, never be able to accept a crazy liberal daughter-in-law.

  2. drej2522 profile image86
    drej2522posted 5 years ago

    Actually, it's not just 'white' people who are opposed to inter-racial relationships...a lot of people from different racial groups feel that way.

    It's one of the many flaws in America...For a society so enriched with ethnicity and racial backgrounds, it's really a wonder 'we' as Americans can still be suffering from such disparity and prejudice.

    1. hottopics profile image60
      hottopicsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wll said DRE

  3. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    although I don't have kids, i probably wouldn't give a damn either way. If my son/daughter wanted to marry outside their race, then I say go for it.  however, if my child wanted to date or marry say a ex-convict, convict that was still in jail or terrorist, then I'd have some issues with that, but that's a whole other story.

    Oh and if my child was dating someone with a history of mental instability (i.e. Lorenna Bobbett...or however you spell her name), then I'd definitely have a huge problem with that.