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Old 01-04-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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I know I sound wierd for asking this, but I need to know. I'm a young black guy but I'm not from LA, but I plan on moving there once I got my future career job. Do people approve people who date/marry interracially there? Do white girls find black guys attractive in LA?
You live in Los Angeles County, and you *don't* know that interracial couples are commonplace here?

That's strange. Pretty strange indeed.

Oh wait, are you NOT originally from California?

California (and Hawaii) is one of the FEW places where you can date whoever you want without the typical scrutiny/double-takes/mumbling/grumbling/eyeballing/rubbernecking.

Many people are evolved enough (or just laid-back enough) to understand it's no big deal. The gene pool and city demographic is very multi-ethnic, even in rough neighborhoods.

And honestly, there are those people who disapprove, but know that's it's un-pc to make a big stink about it.
California intolerant is still more restrained than back-East/Midwest intolerant.
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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You live in Los Angeles County, and you *don't* know that interracial couples are commonplace here?

That's strange. Pretty strange indeed.

Oh wait, are you NOT originally from California?

California (and Hawaii) is one of the FEW places where you can date whoever you want without the typical scrutiny/double-takes/mumbling/grumbling/eyeballing/rubbernecking.

Many people are evolved enough (or just laid-back enough) to understand it's no big deal. The gene pool and city demographic is very multi-ethnic, even in rough neighborhoods.

And honestly, there are those people who disapprove, but know that's it's un-pc to make a big stink about it.
California intolerant is still more restrained than back-East/Midwest intolerant.
I am from LA county, California. I haven't left the house in years to know whats going on out there. I'm 19, and I been in the house for a long time.
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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No matter what city the guys are in, if he's ugly then probably not.

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I know I sound wierd for asking this, but I need to know. I'm a young black guy but I'm not from LA, but I plan on moving there once I got my future career job. Do people approve people who date/marry interracially there? Do white girls find black guys attractive in LA?
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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I am from LA county, California. I haven't left the house in years to know whats going on out there. I'm 19, and I been in the house for a long time.
Why havent you left the house in years? Youre only 19. Shouldnt you have been in school recently or even now? Im sure Ive seen this posted before.
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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Why havent you left the house in years? Youre only 19. Shouldnt you have been in school recently or even now? Im sure Ive seen this posted before.
I do go to college, but thats it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I know I sound wierd for asking this, but I need to know. I'm a young black guy but I'm not from LA, but I plan on moving there once I got my future career job. Do people approve people who date/marry interracially there? Do white girls find black guys attractive in LA?
Ask her dad. Let us know what he thinks.

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Old 01-05-2008, 10:54 PM
 
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I dont think there would be a problem at all. Why does the LA forum always get so racial? Weird.
i don't get it either. makes me wonder what our reputation for race relations is like in the rest of the country. and if it is as disgraceful as these queries would suggest, why?
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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i don't get it either. makes me wonder what our reputation for race relations is like in the rest of the country. and if it is as disgraceful as these queries would suggest, why?
Decades of racial heavy-handedness from LAPD, the riots, the movie Crash, high profile gang-related hate crimes,
and the annual race riots at LAUSD high schools (it's 2008! here we go again), do indeed have people back East
...from what I've gathered hanging out with people, thinking that L.A.'s tolerant reputation is very questionable, even undeserved.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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I'm white, and I can tell you that you may be wasting your time. I don't date any blacks, and neither do any of my friends.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Oak Park neighborhood
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Dear Friend: There are several large Baha'i communities in Southern California. The question you might ask yourself is what you wish for in an interracial friendship. My advise is to fall in love, and bind yourself in a union that is based on more than physical descriptions. There is but one race, truly, the human race, that comes in a delightful range of color and talents. "the effect that the principle of the oneness of mankind prevents any true Baha'i from regarding race itself as a bar to union is in complete accord with the Teachings of the Faith on this point. ---The Baha'i Teachings, indeed, by their very nature transcend all limitations imposed by race, and as such can and should never be identified with any particular school of racial philosophy."
(Shoghi Effendi: Directives of the Guardian, Page: 44)
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