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Old 04-09-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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You're probably right - I just hate seeing a big deal made out of B/W dating - either one way or the other.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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I'm also glad someone brought up this subject. I moved from the suburbs of Chicago (FAR north! I shudder to remember sometimes!) to Louisville last year. Where I came from had a few interracial couples, the two kinds I saw most were black man/white woman and hispanic man/white woman. I saw few white man/black female interracial couples while I was there.

HERE in Louisville--very different, I was pleasantly surprised to see. So far I've noticed just as many black man/white female couples as white man/black female couples, and not just of one particular class or age group. I was always reluctant to ask, but is the latter type of couples really more common here or is it just my perception after my short residence? I'm just curious...

In Southern IN (where I work now) and Louisville I see many varieties of interracial couples. Maybe when our grandchildern are grown the term "interracial couple" won't be used any more. I hope so, because it's such a dull and empty term to describe a dynamic relationship!!

BTW my husband and I are considered by some to be interracial, but we're not.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:19 AM
 
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To me, I just consider all couples couples regardless of what they are! You see so many variations of couples around all the time and I guess to me, anything goes these days and I don't even see color. I just see people. I am trying to raise my young son to be colorblind and prejudice- and ignorance- free as well. When my son goes to play with someone who might be different than he is, he just says "Oh he's a boy or she's a girl..."etc. We talk a lot about how everyone should be proud of who they are, but that we are all the same no matter how different each of us looks on the outside and our differences are beautiful.

But I think Louisville and Southern Indiana are becoming a lot more progressive on the interracial dating/marriage front. I can honestly say that most of the people I know, myself included, have been involved in an interracial relationship at some point and time.
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I have a feeling that it depends on how old you are on how accepting you are. My grandparents wouldn't even allow us to be friends with black people (we were anyway) so they would have lost their minds had we dated them.( I must admit, it still seems kinda odd to me, probably because of that. I don't raise my kids that way though.) However, I think the kids in their teens and twenties are a bit more accepting of it. I will say though that I don't know many people around here who date outside of their race, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
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