Monday, January 30. 2012
For Period 5:
So....what do you think? Record a detailed response to our inter-racial marriage issue here...remember that your posts have your name attached so be thoughtful!
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I've never been to the south-eastern parts of United States, I probably will never live there either. From what I heard from my previous teacher, it's basically an all white area with very little diversity. I wasn't really shock when I heard the interracial couple of today getting harassed by several other white men at Walmart in the Caroline county. I'm not saying that all white people from that southern part are racists, but some extremist were taught to hate the blacks from their racist parents; they were probably taught to hate when they were ignorant. However, I partially disagree with Anna Blazer (wife of Bryan Walker, an african american)when she said "the black kids they want to fight all the time", "...it's just how the kids are raised." Their parents may be a factor (or poverty), but I believe being treated unequal or less of a person has a bigger effect. It's a bullying rippling effect. For example, an older brother (the whites, older because they have more "power") may bully the little brother (the blacks) "to keep them in line". Angered, the little brother will bully his peers or even his little brother to re-boost his pride, to prove himself that he is not inferior.
I think this is one of the most terrible things that can happen to mankind. I can deal with drinking from a separate water fountain or sit in the back of the bus, but for not being with the person I love and who I want to call my wife by law, which law is not a man but words, is extremely unfair. If the guy against the Lovings new his history he would of known that the continents were just one land called Pangea. We all started the same and changed in time. America is about moving forward right? Interracial marriage is where it is headed, there wont be this white, black, blue description of people in the future we will all just be human and how can this happen if interracial marriage can't happen? This is something that can't be controlled love is a gift not a law.
This case would grab the attention of anybody because it's so stupid. People should be with the one they love because its right not because the law or any person commands it. The Lovings didn't have to go through what has been done because their intentions were just to be a family and a law stating "Interracial marriage is illegal" just took their intentions and put it in the shredder! Now the case with Walker and Blazer is also an unacceptable event because its the 21st century and they are being taunted and neglected not by the law, but other people. Walker was beaten in front of his own children for marrying a white woman. They even have couple name which is made up by society which is "wigger" one name combo that happened through "interbreeding" is "Laberdoodle" a Laberdoodle is a beautiful dog who wasn't meant to be because its parents are two different breeds. Interracial marriage is a good thing for the world it can give us a new vision on the world and what can become of us. I personally am kind of jealous of people with different cultures because they know things that I would like to know if they ask me all i can say is" I'm Filipino....that's it." And that is boring to people! We need to mix we can't stay the same fate won't allow it just like television, what once was colorless is now HD. So if something big is headed for the future go ahead and....try it.
There was no reason for them to be punished. It was wrong that they were forced to leave their home just because they wanted to get married and start a family. Everyone should be allowed to marry whoever they like. I am glad that everything worked out for them and how they were the start of change and acceptance. If I saw someone getting beat up because they were of a different race I would probably do something about it unless it is too dangerous because I don't want both of us to get beat up. After reading this article I learned that people should not be judged by the color of their skin.
Marriage is not something that can be dictated even though people try. Two people who love each other will always fight for each other and those people use marriage to signify that they want to be with that person for the rest of their life.A commitment that big cannot even be limited. When people try to deny their marriage they are breaking constitutional rights and moral values. That couple can go somewhere else and get married but that still means that people will still deny their marriage in their own homeland, so what is even the point to get married somewhere else if you cannot even express your marriage to your own family or friends. No couple should be denied to be wed, especially in the US.
I cannot believe that people would actually be forced to leave a state just because they were an inter-racial couple. If America is all about freedom, then people should have freedom in who they want to marry without any consequences. But, all these problems were solved for the Lovings family and they were able to move back to Virginia.
I think it was ridiculous how Anna and Bryan were harassed in the parking lot just because Bryan was black and Anna was white. Even though there was a law passed allowing them to be married, it was still difficult for them to live. No matter what someones religion, race, or color is, people should be able to get married and live a normal life with the person they want to spend the rest of THEIR life with. It is your decision who you want to marry, not the laws.
"And even now, interracial marriage remains a source of quiet debate over questions of identity, assimilation and acceptance." LOL are you serious. why do people even debate about this. people have right to marry who they want so im curious as to what this debate could possibly be about..? anywhooooooo brosefs, end dis racism~!
"When any society says that I cannot marry a certain person, that society has cut off a segment of my freedom."
-Dr. Martin Luther King
Oh America...hating colored folks since 1619. Honestly, this case doesn't surprise me, but it does bother me. It doesn't surprise me because laws like this coming from a country that allowed slavery and segregation, what can you expect? However, it does bother me because I don't understand why people have to mind other people's business. Its not like they're marrying that person, so why should they care? A group of people should not be able to decide what person you should marry based on their skin color. Like Martin Luther King Jr. said "I have a dream that one day...one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." The color of your skin shouldn't be a determinant of who you should marry. Oh and who killed Martin Luther King Jr.? James Earl Ray, a white guy.
I think that inter-racial marriage shouldn't be a problem in America because one of our rights is freedom of speech. By being married just says, "I love the person that I am married to and I hope that you can understand my feelings for my spouse." Even if somebody has a problem with the thought of having an inter-racial marriage they should mind their business because they will never know who they might love next and can regret their actions of criticism or assault. Also, I don’t think you can judge two people’s relationship, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
If two people wanted to marry each other, it's their choice to love that person, and nobody should be judging because their skin color is different. People can't tell others who to love and who not to love, it's not their decisions. It doesn't make sense how an inter-racial couple would be forced to leave a state, and also how Walker still got beaten up in 21st century for being African American. I had friends who are half white and half asian denying to put they're part Asian when applying to some Ivy League schools, because they think white people have a higher chance of getting in. Racism definitely exist till this day, but it's time to end it. It's those "close-minded" people that stops the society from moving forward and making others feel uncomfortable about our own world today.
I still do not understand why there is such a great debate about interracial couples. Every person has the right to marry the one they love. End of story.
If a couple loves each other, it does not matter what ethnicity, or what their sexuality may be. The events that happened to the Lovings is unacceptable. No one should have the right to declare who should marry and who shouldn't according to the color of their skin. We are all equal, and we should all be treated as equals.
America, a country that is proud of its freedoms, makes me feel like that inter-racial marriage should not be such a big deal. I mean... if a person wants to marry another colored person it is their freedom, why should other people care? If I fell in love with a person, who has a different culture or race than I, it wouldn't matter what other people say; I would just marry him. Some people do judge others by their skin color, mostly because they do not know what the other is capable of. But everything did work out for them eventually (:
Although inter-racial marriage is allowed, it still isn't that common. Some people still look down upon it simply because it's how they were raised. Personally, I think that people should be allowed to make their own decisions since it's their life. Also, the judge who mixed his own personal religion into the case shouldn't have done that. Cases are supposed to be seen through unbiased and unprejudiced eyes and he tainted the case with his own personal religious beliefs.
I think that inter-racial marriage should be allowed. It would be unfair for you to love someone so dearly and could not be with them because the law "for bids it".
Take Romeo and Juliet for example. Even though they were not different race it's still unfair that both of them couldn't be together because of their parents having a feud over an unforgettable past. As for the results; a message that was never received, hidden secrets, and death of loved ones. Now that could be a real life thing. And that would be a tragedy.
I know for a fact, that interracial marriage should not be a problem anywhere in the world. The couple didn't deserve the kind of rough treatment they got. It's their life. If a black man marries and white lady, just let it be. There's no need to get involved. Love shouldn't be messed with.
Two people can decide to marry each other or not, and nobody should judge it becasue of their skin colors. I think in current society, we still have this kind of problems. If we can be open minded, everything can be solve
Well, racism is something that'll always exist. There will always be some kind of prejudice between people. So, it depends person to person on how they deal with it. Of course being persecuted for loving somebody regardless of their outside but what is inside is wrong. But, it's just how this world is.
I think what happened to the Lovings is sad and wrong. The only people that should've been thrown in jail are the ones who made that law. It really is unfortunate that cases like this still come up. If two people choose to be with each other, it's nobody's choice but their own, and no one else has the right to dictate their decision. Keith Bardwell (that Louisiana justice of the peace) was making excuse after excuse as to why he wouldn't marry the interracial couple. If he has his own private opinions, ok (even though he shouldn't have those views at all), but it's racist and rude to deny marriage to a couple because of their skin color.
In my opinion, inter-racial marriage shouldn't be any problem at all. The article about the man who refused to marry the inter-racial couple was wrong and it was right for the couple to sue him for his wrongdoing and also for breaking the law since its not illegal anymore.
I immediately felt sad for the Lovings cause they got arrested for just getting married. I feel there is nothing wrong with interracial relationships. People should just accept the fact that interracial relationships happen now and they shouldn't be looked down really heavily. If they want to get married, it's their life. They're the ones making the decisions in their life, not the people around them. The people around them just try to persuade them not to and we should urge the people that are trying to persuade the happy couple not to change their minds. If they're happily in love, then let them be. There is no point in trying to ruin their happy lives for our own satisfaction.
From a legal standpoint, it was the right thing to do. However, it was wrong to deny the Lovings of their residency, especially that harshly. A case like this was bound to happen, and I'm it came with the those results that changed the law.
I admire the Loving's dedication to each other. They struggled so much that it shows the unbreakable bond they have. I truly am disappointed that they were exiled from their home town just because they were a interracial couple. The government should not have jurisdiction in deciding who you can or cannot love. Denying a person's love is basically violating their freedom. Every person has the right to love who they choose.
WOW! What a pleasure to read such thoughtful posts - I am so impressed by your critical thinking and your compassion and sense of justice. I am proud of all you who posted - you took the information, you evaluated it, you looked at it from different angles and then you formed an intelligent opinion. Keep forming those educated opinions - we have a bright future ahead of us as a country when young people like all of you say something meaningful. Thank you sophomores!
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