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Interracial relationships increase



Published: Sat, July 3, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m.

America has elected its first biracial president, who, by the way, identified himself as black in the 2010 census even though his mother was white.

But I wondered what are the most recent statistics on another race-related topic: interracial marriage and dating.

I saw a recent report on CBS News that said, according to the latest Census figures, interracial marriage was rising but not as fast as from 1990 to 2000.

A CNN report from June 4 said interracial marriages are at an all-time high. The CNN report used figures from a Pew Research Center study, which showed that one out of seven new marriages in the U.S. is interracial or interethnic.

Some other tidbits from the CNN report and the Pew study:

Asians and Hispanics are most likely to marry outside their race.

In 2008, African-Americans were three times more likely to marry outside of their race, compared with 1980. There is a big gender difference, however. Pew researchers found that it’s more common for black men to marry outside their race than for black women.

Americans, particularly those in the 18-29 age group, are more accepting of interracial relationships.

People who live out West are more likely to wed outside their race than people who live in the Midwest and South.

The CBS report, using the Census statistics, produced these nuggets:

Hawaii was the state with the highest share of mixed marriages, 32 percent.

Mixed marriages jumped from 2.25 million to 3.7 million, or 65 percent, from 1990-2000, as such unions became more broadly accepted in Southern states.

The statistics appear to show that slowly but surely, race and ethnicity are no longer the pre-eminent factors in marriage or dating.

As a baby boomer, I grew up in a generation where interracial dating and marriage were just beginning to become acceptable. The music, movies and literature of the late 1960s and early 1970s focused on a better America where we could all live together in perfect harmony. No longer would heads turn and tongues waggle when a black man and a white woman held hands and shared a kiss in public.

Now there are still some people in all races opposed to interracial marriage and dating. But it appears that America, in general, is more accepting of such activity.

What a contrast from the time when many states had laws that made it illegal for marriage between the races. In fact, an interracial Virginia couple — a white man and a black woman — got married in Washington, D.C., in 1958, but were arrested when they returned to Virginia. Virginia was one of the states that made interracial marriage illegal. The couple sued the commonwealth, and their case, Loving vs. Virginia, eventually was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that laws banning interracial marriages were unconstitutional.

I’m sure there are many cultural reasons people have for denouncing interracial dating and marriage, and I know racial boundaries are not going to disappear anytime soon.

But I’m glad to see more Americans now realize that marriage is more about a man and a woman forging a life together based on similar life experiences, education and values as opposed to the color of their skin.

XErnie Brown Jr. is a regional editor at The Vindicator and writes a monthly column. Contact him at ebrown@vindy.com


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1Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

"Interracial relationships increase"

This is simply both sides of the racial spectrum checking out to see if it's all good .

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2VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I bet that interracial marriages have a better success rate than those of similar races and I bet the reason for that is because of the commitment and true love from each.

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

You are all working overtime on a easy answer . It is all about gratification of the sexual desires of both sides . One side views the other as exotic but IT'S ALL GOOD !

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4300(562 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

This has been going on for at least 3 generations here in the valley. Look at all the Irish and Slovaks who married Italians! We were ahead of the times by a full generation!

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5UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I feel sorry for the children of mixed race marriages or relationships. They are not accepted by most of society and will struggle their entire lives to belong. Think about this before you do it.

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6VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Yes, I can see how our President is struggling to be accepted.

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7cambridge(3107 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

UnionForever....I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's probably the most ethnically diverse area in the country. Western and Eastern Europeans, Blacks, Asians and Latins have been having mixed race children for generations. As far as these children being accepted, to tell you the truth, where I live no one even notices.

In my opinion mixed race people are the most attractive. The women are smokin hot.

And please change your username. I've read many of your posts and they don't represent anything that a real union person is about.

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8Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Well Cambridge . . ..

My President is 50% European and 50% Black . He seems to have a problem with that as he classifies himself as black . Perhaps if he was a conservative he wouldn't have that problem .

THE ULTIMATE IN CLASSIFICATION !

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9cambridge(3107 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Maybe he just didn't want to be classified what ever it is you are.

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10woolyd(579 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Yeah i can see how rough it is for biracial kids i mean damn Obama, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Derek Jeter etc, etc, etc have never been accepted and are in a forever struggle in their lives.

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11300(562 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

USA, you said your family's Italian. You're not white, so I'm not sure why you're so proud of another race.

As such, you really should be more tolerant of others.

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12cambridge(3107 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

USEless1,,,,,Italians are Latin. Believe me, I'm more sorry you're Italian than you are.

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13JME(801 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Wow, my wife and her family are going to be very disappointed when they learn they're not white.

Seriously though, when Italians fill out various forms asking for race (if they chose to answer), which box do they check?

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14cambridge(3107 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

JME....Whenever I've been asked what my race is on any form, I have answered "human" every time.

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15300(562 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Arabs are considered "Caucasian", but they're hardly "white". I'm not a nazi or anything, i just think it's funny when some Italian goes on about being "white" when they obviously aren't. Those ones in the north are many time Germanic in ethnicity. This pervades their culture as well, as any Italian from Milano will tell you; Southern Italians and Sicilians aren't white, they're Arab.

Where do you think the term "guinea" came from? Not that I think it's a good term to be used, but it has it's basis.

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16300(562 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

It must hurt you tremendously to have found out that after all your racist rants and pro-white views, that you're not even white to begin with.

Southern Italians and Sicilians are not white. They don't share the culture/language/customs/cuisine as Northern Italians. They don't even look the same.

The vast majority of Italians in the Mahoning Valley are of Southern/Sicilian descent, hence, for the most part they are not white.

There's nothing wrong w/ not being white, Sicilian food's way better than Danish, for example.

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17300(562 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

USA, the reason for that is that Italians have tried to pass themselves off as white for the last 100 years. If you were born in a town like Youngstown where Italians have a lot of power, it makes sense that they'd change the definition to include themselves. It's what many light-skinned blacks had to do in the past as well.

The truth is that nobody should've had to pretend to be white in order to become accepted into American society. I think it's a travesty that USA1 needs to pretend to be something he isn't just so that he isn't discriminated against.

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18JME(801 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I wouldn't say USA1's views are pro-white, they're just extreme to the Right.

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19cambridge(3107 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

300.....An example of Italians having to pass themselves as whites can be seen in the list below of Italian boxing champions.

Boxer (rel name)

Kid Merphy (Peter Frasella)
Frenkie Conley (Francesco Conte)
Pete Herman (Peter Gulotta)
Jonny Wilson (John Panica)
Jonny Dundee (Joseph Corrarra)
Jack Sharkey (Giovanni Cervati)
Eddie Martin (Edward Martino}
Steve Sullivan (Steven Tricamo)
Rocky Kansas (Rocco Tozzo)
Sammy Mandell (Samuel Mandella)
Joe Dundee (Samual Lazzaro)
Bushy Graham (Angelo Geraci)
Tommy Paul (Thomas Paula)
George Nichols (George Nicolosi)
Vince Dundee (Vincent Lazzaro)
Lou Ambers (Luigi D'Ambrosio)
Harry Jeffra (Ignacius Guiffi)
Sammy Angott (Salvatore Engotti)
Willie Pep (Guglielmo Papaleo)
Tippy Larkin (Tony Pilleteri)
Joey Maxim (Guisseppe Berardinelli)
Billi Backus (Nee Basilio)

In the days of those fighters you changed your name if you wanted to get a fight. My parents grew up in that era and knew what discrimination was all about. They raised their kids to never have a prejudice against anyone. It's a shame everyone wasn't raised that way.

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20sknirak(120 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

There were some SciFi writers, long ago, who wrote about planets inhabitants fighting each other in intergalactic wars. The inhabitants were of one race, with the various species having been eliminated through intermarriage over the milleniums. These were writers like Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein and the like. It was, after all science FICTION.

From the above thread of discussion, then, all races are inherently inferior? Is that what's being said? So, in comparison to whites, blacks are inferior; in comparison to red skinned people, yellow skinned people are inferior? Everyone has to be "leveled out" so we are all the same like some science fiction story?

So the different races' culture and mores have absolutely no validity?

We need to accept people no matter what their ethnicity, race or creed is. That is the bottom line; all else is bullcrap!

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21300(562 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Before it gets too far, I'm just making light of an actually very serious subject. My Grandmother married an Italian after her husband died, and he always treated those of us that weren't his blood family just like we were. I've actually got loads of respect for Italian culture. I'm merely pointing out what I find to be insanely hypocritical viewpoints held by those of Italian descent like USA1.

My Grandfather eventually worked his way up the ladder in Youngstown, and took an office job that required him to travel. Here, it was fine to be Italian, but if he went to Cincinnati or down South, he was a dago/wop. Better than a black (in their eyes) but well beneath a German/Englishman/Frenchman. He knew what it was like to walk into an office and have the locals look at you like all you're after are their wives/daughters. As such, he never adopted that peasant viewpoint that too many Italians have today that decry racism, but only when it's against them. They've got no problem telling you all the reasons why blacks aren't to be trusted, then complain about how others are anti-Catholic in the same conversation.

I just thought it was important to let USA1 know that there are 10s of millions of white Americans who look at him as a non-white. And, that maybe he shouldn't be so extreme in his racial views.

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22300(562 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

USA, why is it so easy to pass off as white? Because of decades of community activists that made it OK to be of Italian descent, that's why. Italians have had to convince Northern Europeans that they're not actually a pack of wild animals.

Over the decades, and through intermarrying, they've largely achieved this.

It also shows that you've never lived outside the Mahoning Valley. Because if you had, you'd have known that only 20-30 years ago Italians were still seen as criminally-inclined by the majority of white America. Only in areas where 100s of thousands of Italians were living considered them to be white. Outside of the Rust Belt and the Northeast, Italians were not considered to be white until very recently.

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23300(562 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Germans and French were never viewed as a "dirty" race. There were concerns over cultural hegemony, but they were always viewed as white and civilized. The Jews, not so much, but the other two were never considered to be uncivilized like the Southern Italians were.

It's not being thin-skinned, it's pointing out hypocrisy. It's also knowing enough about history to know that if you're a member of an ethnicity that 2 generations ago wasn't considered white, then you probably shouldn't be so sympathetic of right-wing views on race (because you could never pass as a proper white man in their view).

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24deonelynn(4 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

The majority of people developing American were your white skin blue eye anglo-saxons from Europe. Any other people that were not anglo-saxon were considered of a lower statute and there were laws to keep them in their places. We have evolved as a society and I think we should agree that the views of these anglo-saxons are skewed. Everyone is different and you should be proud of your differences. If one can find another who can accept those differeces then more power to them.

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25Youngstown_Strong(91 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

actually USA1, conservative WASPs were the ones who originally considered us Italians non-white. They wouldn't allow Italians into the Youngstown Club (in downtown Ytown) and also the KKK (laughably & unsuccessfully) tried to rid the area of Italians & all Catholics. So know your facts & don't be delusional, this thinking didn't come from leftos.

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26Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I come from a large European Catholic family and I never heard of any family member being run out of any town . Today we are in all fifty states with family members running industry, practicing law, in the medical profession and last but not least in politics . Perhaps someday a family member will make it to THE WHITE HOUSE .

IN MEMORY OF A VERY PROMINENT CATHOLIC

PRESIDENT John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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27Youngstown_Strong(91 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Gee, Stan doesn't know history... I'm not surprised. Read William Jenkins book Steel Valley Klan and you'll educate yourself...

"With the establishment of steel mills in the late 19th century, Youngstown became a popular destination for immigrants from Eastern Europe, Italy, and Greece. In the early 20th century, the community saw an influx of immigrants from non-European countries including what is modern day Lebanon, Israel, and Syria. By the 1920s, this dramatic demographic shift produced a nativist backlash, and the Mahoning Valley became a center of Ku Klux Klan activity. The situation reached a climax in 1924, when street clashes between Klan members and Italian and Irish Americans in neighboring Niles led Ohio Governor A. Victor Donahey to declare martial law."

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28Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Youngstown_Strong :

"Gee, Stan doesn't know history"

I know history very well . Our family thrived and contributed in many states .

So if Catholics were run out of Youngstown as you seem too insinuate how do you explain all of the Catholic Churches in the area ? A few goofballs were no match for the Catholics of Youngstown .

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29Youngstown_Strong(91 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Wow Stan you can't read either. Better get some new bifocals, I clearly wrote... the KKK (laughably & unsuccessfully) tried to rid the area of Italians & all Catholics.

Catch that "laughably & unsuccessfully" parenthetical? If not, try re-reading it a few times, you'll get it eventually.

I do agree with your statement though that "A few goofballs were no match for the Catholics of Youngstown."

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30Youngstown_Strong(91 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

USA1, I simply refuted your point that thinking Italians weren't "white" came from leftos. Here in this country, when Italians started immigrating, it was the KKK (conservative WASPs) who began that logic in America.

Am I crying about the past because I brought up a point that refuted yours? Hardly. This country has come a long way and Italians are no longer perceived as outsiders amongst the general white population. Again, I simply brought up a fact that argued yours. Get over it.

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31Youngstown_Strong(91 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

How about we get back on point of the article here... Where do you stand on Interracial relationships, Stan & USA1?

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32Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Youngstown_Strong :

"Wow Stan you can't read either. Better get some new bifocals, I clearly wrote... the KKK (laughably & unsuccessfully) tried to rid the area of Italians & all Catholics. "

You seem to be overmedicated . Cut back on the booze or whatever . Fringe groups didn't affect my ancestors nor do they impress me one bit . People all over try anything but their success is elusive . Remember 911 and their hatred for all Americans ? New group, different times but the same old BS .

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33cambridge(3107 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I don't know how this turned into an Italian thing but anyone who thinks Italians weren't discriminated against in this country and weren't considered less than white doesn't know history.

In post #34 I gave a list of champion boxers that had to change their names just to get a fight. Obviously many fighters who didn't become champions had to do the same.

That was to be a prize fighter. Does anyone think Italians didn't have to do the same to become a teacher, a bus driver, a cop or whatever? I knew Italian families in Y-town who changed their names when they immigrated because of the way Italians were looked upon.

I'm not sitting here crying for Italians, I'm just trying to make the point that prejudice is wrong no matter who it's against.

Every race and nationality has their stereotypes. Probably 10% of any race or nationally are jerks. A racist or a bigot is a person that looks at that 10%, the very worst and paints the whole race or nationality with that brush.

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34Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Please read the 25 points on this page and you will see where some on this page and the tea thugs come from .
Hope it comes out ,if not go to the web page of the National Socialist Movement and read the 25 points of their movement it will make you sick

http://www.nsm88.org/

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35Boardman120(82 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Ernie Brown is one of the biggest racists in Youngstown and makes his living being that way.

It's despicable.

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36Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Youngstown_Strong :

"How about we get back on point of the article here... Where do you stand on Interracial relationships, Stan & USA1?"

My career on that subject was cut short a number of years back .

A long time ago . . ..

A white friend of mine had asked me to take him to his date's house to pick her up . My date and I took him over and he went on the porch and knocked .His date was black and they went to school together . Very soon her father came out the door after my friend cursing up a storm about white folks . I had to find him a white date for that dance .

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37cambridge(3107 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

USEless1....The video clip below shows the views of few different teabaggers from some of their jubilees. They seem to have the exact same views you do. Watch the video Henry and you'll know how you look to the rest of us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwO8vC...

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38starofesther(168 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Moses(Hebrew)married an (Ethopian) Woman

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39starofesther(168 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

President Obama is different nationalities and not saying that then is not correct in his assessment of himself...Unless he is denying his mom nationality

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40XFilesX(77 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

@ANTIYOUNGSTOWN - What if you don't LIKE your own? What if you just don't SEE anythign wrong with others? WHY do you have to limit yourself to a portion of the population? I am proud to say that my daughter is the "United Colors of Beneton". She doesn't see color at all. Have her describe a person to you and color/race never comes up. You would actually have to ASK.

@ Youngstown_Strong - KKK=K for Katholic (Catholic), Get it? My ex is Italian and catholic. He WANTED to be in the Klan, the jack, and they would NOT let him because of those two things, Catholic and BEING ITALIAN. Italians are NOT considered WHITE.

USA1 - KKK does NOT accept Italians. Where do you get your info? I could hook you up with my ex and you could talk because he could not get in and it was because of that and being catholic.

starofesther - LOVE THAT! "Moses(Hebrew)married an (Ethopian) Woman"

All this race thing is so stupid. Until the WW2 generation is all gone, we will not have true progress. The baby boomers have started the motin to acceptance I believe and my generation is working towards it and my daughter's generation is well into it and hopefully before I die, I will see it. Then we will have no use for anything like the NAACP and things like that because we will all be one.

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41cambridge(3107 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

USEless1.....Did you ever stop to wounder why the KKK would think you would be interested in joining? I think the rest of us know why.

That's OK you seem a better fit joined up with the teabaggers.

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42WarrenRicheyKid(167 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

If you think that Italians have always been white in the USA, you don't know your US history. The largest mass lynching took place in New Orleans, 1891. http://www.niaf.org/milestones/year_1...

Eleven Italians were lynched. We Italians were not thought as Caucasian until after WWII.

It's ridiculous to hear Italians mouth anti-black sentiments & jokes. It wasn't that long ago that we were hit by the same prejudice.

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43najjjj(106 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

USA1
You do a penchant for twisting facts to suit your opinions. Aaron and his wife were critical of Moses' marriage to an Ethiopian woman because they feared she and her family might sway Moses' political views. It had NOTHING to do with skin color. The Hebrews were made up of 12 tribes. Some were light skinned, some dark depending on the area they originated from.

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44captaincheese(43 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

For a while, the Irish were considered to not be part of the White race. At least in the US. NINA anyone?
And no you couldn't bring your Irish girlfriend home to your Italian family.

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45northsideart(111 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

What will people like Ernie Brown do for a living when they can't exploit race anymore? Steer a mop?

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46danikytn(248 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

to each their own, if you find a person who loves you and treats you well, color should be the least of your concerns, and as we all know, a**holes come in all colors....

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47shutyourface(246 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I'm Italian and proud to be.

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48cambridge(3107 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

atsafoshu bud I tink it'sa shutayouface!

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49ismileuponyou(5 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Why is this article even necessary? The fact that the Vindicator has found this article worthwhile to print astounds me! You would NEVER in a million years find an article containing this twenty-years-too-late content in a newspapers such as The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Why does interethnic/racial marriages currently need to be discussed? It does not require analysis. It's the equivalent of discussing the moon landing like it was yesterday! What shocks me most is that the writers and editor found this news to be cutting edge enough to print! I think it is time for The Vindy to step up and take responsibility for the racism very prevalent to The Valley and maybe address the ongoing efforts found in the community to bridge the multicultural gaps. I never knew how bad racism was in Ytown until I left. Come on Vindy! Talking about something that was so yesterday is beneath you and the people of Ytown!

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50northsideart(111 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

For those of you who are saying that the kids of today don't see racial differences, you're right. Unfortunately, that ends when they enter the real world and either benefit or suffer from racial quotas in the workplace. That's the truth. I've seen it happen time and time again.

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51walter_sobchak(1982 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

ismileuponyou:

If you read the last line of the story, Ernie Brown is a regional editor of the Vindicator and writes a monthly column. this is not a piece picked up off of a newswire but an op-ed piece that he typically writes pertaining to issues of people of color. Maybe he had writer's block and this was all he could come up with. But, it sure has caused a ton of postings!

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52Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

This article was a sinking duck until I kicked it off with a post . Ernie needed the exposure as people seem to ignore his writing . Now he has the views of the public and perhaps this will give him some ideas for the next article .

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53brntbarbour(18 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Wow, I never knew the Vindy had so many racists readers. Certain comments speak volumes about the state of race relations in the valley. Glad I dont live there anymore.

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54Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

"The survival of the white race is necessary to ALL other races worldwide for seeking life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

AMEN !

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55Youngstown_Strong(91 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

No race is dying, there will always be white people and there will always be black people etc. The point of this article is to address the growing number of interracial relationships and as a result, mixed race offspring.

Contrary to how people perceive these children, I don't think it's right to say that a mixed baby is black. That baby is BOTH white and black no matter what ignorant people say. If raised by both parents, they should have an understanding and appreciation of both backgrounds. It falls on the parents to instill their pride of heritage.

As for "the survival of the white race" being "necessary to all other races worldwide..." I think the correct version of that statement is, the survival of America is necessary to ALL other people worldwide seeking life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Saying that only white people can continue America's legacy (and ignoring that spot in history where whites imported slaves) is just being naive.

In 200 years, if this world is still turning and America is still going strong, it won't matter what the majority race is, as long as the American spirit is present and freedom is still prioritized, than humanity will be okay.

USA1 & Stan's last comments could be construed as the white race are better people, or superior... Be careful with those sentiments guys, I can think of some horrible people in hell who may agree with you.

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56Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Youngstown_Strong :

"USA1 & Stan's last comments could be construed as the white race are better people, or superior... Be careful with those sentiments guys, I can think of some horrible people in hell who may agree with you."

Idi Amin and other despots in Africa were not trying for sainthood . There is no question that countries run by whites have a higher standard of living . Where is there a country run by blacks that gives a hoot about human rights ?

IDI AMIN
http://www.darrelplant.com/images/tim...

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57FightingInTheWarRoom(7 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I think some of you guys would fit in better on the stormfront forums.

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58Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

USA1 :
"The world is a much better place because of the white race."

AMEN !

Idi Amin who ruled Uganda fed his people to crocodiles .

Idi Amin's island of slaughter for sale - TelegraphJun 2, 2002 ... The island, surrounded by the crocodile-infested waters of Lake Victoria ... admit what the island's association is with Idi Amin," said Mr Cooper. ...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world...

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59Lifesnadir(164 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Uhm... I'm coming to this late but I must ask a question.

Everyone talks about white's racism toward blacks. Yet, rarely does anyone talk about black's racism toward whites. (Yes, I know, some people prefer the term African American; others prefer Black.)

Black racism toward whites is very real. Wonder if the Vindy writer will do an article about that??

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60redvert(2100 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

cambridge wrote

"Whenever I've been asked what my race is on any form, I have answered "human" every time."

I guess if I had to keep trying to convince people of that I would answer like you did!

Don't get mad, you just made it too easy. I have told you before that I only post because it is fun to joust with others!

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61Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

FightingInTheWarRoom :
"I think some of you guys would fit in better on the stormfront forums."

I was banned from Stormfront for posting as Louis Farrakhan and trying to present the black viewpoint . They were very intolerant . Louis Farrakhan has some very good views as what do with black criminals preying on blacks and others . We need to bring him to Youngstown to get things under control . Jay is too wimpy to do the job right .

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62Youngstown_Strong(91 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

it would be nice to see everyone post their age next to their comments. That way the rest of us can figure out roughly how many more years we have to tolerate your existence.

-- Youngstown Strong - in my twenties :)

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63lovedrama(138 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

You can tell who's what age by their comments. I've only heard older people or people of an older generation say " I just feel bad for the kids" ( of interracial couples) I've never noticed many people caring one way or the other about this when I lived out west.
IMO, however, if a president who appeared to be white, but was found to be biracial, only claimed to be white, the Blacks everywhere would be in an uproar. Probably even rioting and stuff.

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64peacelover(791 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I was raised in a home where my dad was just like Archie Bunker. So I heard a lot of racial epithets as I was growing up. But as I moved out and got out on my own, it seemed to me like a lot of that kind of talk was pretty mean-spirited and a lot of nonsense. I find that the older I get the more open minded I am. I think what's inside a person is more important than what's on the outside.

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65metrodawg(70 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Once again, articles on race incur the most comments. Interesting. BTW: if you have 1/8 Black blood in your body, you are Black. So said the U.S. gov't in reference to slavemasters "other" children. So, Obama didn't make himself Black, his gov't did!

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66Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

It looks like our friend who was at a loss for words has been devoured by the delete phenomenon .

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67Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Well Tampa Subculturist :

I am in Tampa on occasion visiting family. I'll warn them that The Valley Subculture has spread into Florida . Hey, be useful and feed the gators !

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68Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

We may have been too harsh on this poor fellow . None of his lottery tickets have been winners and now . . ..

http://eideard.files.wordpress.com/20...

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69blkpride(186 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Stan, your mom liked it! (University Pizza) and IT IS ALLLLLLLLLLL GOOD!

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70Alexinytown(246 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Just curious, but how many on here actually do have family members that have married outside of their race (excluding ethnicities)?

I ask because there is a big difference between being "okay" with the idea of interracial marriage (never having to have dealt with it) and actually having lived it first hand.

Do not get me wrong, people can do what they want as far as marriages and their personal lives, but from my own personal experience of family marrying outside of their race, it has been a bad experience: caused some serious problems in the family that probably will never be resolved, people on the outside here in town have not been really that accepting of it, and so on.

All I am saying is the reality of it can be very different from the idealistic idea of it. Maybe my experience was isolated, but I think it is something you would need to live through before making a judgment on it.

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