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What's wrong with Interracial Marriages?
Seal and Heidi Klum
When people fall in love, they love their other half as a person and as it so happens in life, we can't help who we fall in love with. No matter the race - the fact is, two people have fallen in love and want to share their lives together.
I read an article in the news this week about Keith Bardwel, A Justice in America, refusing to marry an interracial couple. Full Story.
It’s a pity to know that there are still people out there who think less of people of other races. This issue is still happening in some continents, racism against Asians, against Caucasians and also amongst African/Americans - who get it the most. I wonder what goes through people’s minds. All human beings were born of a woman, deserve to be respected and treated equally. Yet, I still hear stories of:
Parents disowning their children because they married someone of another race.
Footballers in Europe being subject to racist tauntings.
Innocent people being attacked and sometimes killed because of their race. Some Asians even have “honour killings” because they don’t like their families marrying outside their race.
And then there are websites such as whiterevolution.com who want to keep America white?!!
David Bowie and Iman
As at now, 2009 the issues above are still happening and those are just some issues. Have we forgotten that we should be our brother’s keeper no matter what race or religion we belong to. We are not better than our neighbours vice versa. Every human is equal. God made us all and we should live together amicably and peacefully. Supporting and inspiring one another. Also, to fellow Africans and other people – I know a lot of you have been hurt due to this issue, but please release the bitterness from your system and move on or else it will eat away at your heart forever.
The two main points I want to raise in this article are that:
1) Interracial marriages are now on the increase, a lot of them are strong and are very happy families. So, lets just move on or does Michael Jackson have to come back to sing “It doesn't matter if we're Black or white” Pt Two.………? I didn’t think so, either. I live in London and can see these marriages growing in number.
2) Lets stop seeing each other as a colour. Every one has red blood flowing through their veins.
Food for thought - people of all races donate blood. I am yet to see a hospital that has blood for the Asians, blood for the African/Americans and blood for the Caucasians. So, for those of you who have had blood transfusions or might have one in future, the blood could be that of a different race. My point - we are all human.
In summary, I’ll leave you with a short poem I wrote, while reflecting on this article.
How would you feel if your children were hated
Due to racial tension they never created?
You work so hard to be a success
But cos of your colour, they block your progress
How would you feel if people attacked you for no reason
Hands clean and innocent, yet your still thrown in prison?
What will it take for you to love your neighbour
Till a loved one gets killed or till your nearly 6 foot under?
Lets live together in harmony, irrespective of colour
Even God said, "prefer one another in honour". Rom 12:10