I don't believe skin color is an issue in itself. To me, skin color is nothing more than an identification of not just a race, but of a culture. Forgive me if I seem to stereotype, but I don't want to write a book. If you look beyond all skin colors, you will see that each culture differs tremendously. Some examples are the way they dress, diets differ, music differs, speech differs, they name their children with many names that are all but exclusive to their race, they worship differently. The list goes on. The problem is that we, as humans, can't seem to grasp the idea that differing cultures CAN actually co-exist. No matter what the combinations of cultures they are, we feel that one always has to be dominant. The key word all these cultures never could get was "acceptance". No person should have to sacrifice their individuality for the sake of a relationship or acceptance in society.
I graduated from high school in 1972 and there was a couple, the guy white, the girl black, that married right out of high school. Now, 42 years and 7 children later, they are together and as happy as any couple could be. Why? Because they looked at each other as people. Not white people or black people. They were realistic in knowing each other's differences but felt their love could persevere. But they decided that it didn't need to be a battle. So while respecting each other's cultures and not expect each other to give up that individuality that is so precious, they created a culture of their own, that satisfied their relationship as a couple as well as individuals. In other words, they accepted their differences and made it work. They also agreed that what society thought of them as a couple was not important enough to even make their list of priorities. After 42 years, who could argue.
If our societies could learn from examples like these and realize that it can be done, you would never have to ask this question again. Unfortunately, it seems that our society is going the exact opposite
direction. Sad but true.
I hope this makes a little sense anyway.