You are certainly entitled to your opinion and I totally respect it. I, for one, am not offended by it. But I am curious how your views factor into how you view your parents marriage, though. Many would consider them an interracial couple, simply based on their skin color and not knowing anything about their mixed heritage.How is an interracial relationship taking the power away from the person of color and giving more to the white person?
What specifically do you want explained? I'm basically saying that I'm not a huge fan of interracial marriage but I support peoples' freedom to marry who they want.
What biracial stuff regarding kids gets on your LAST nerve?
Honestly I wanted these explained before I wrote something that could have gotten me banned from this site. I have been away from the computer for several hours now and I still can't articulate how I want to respond to this without being banned. Maybe I can come back tomorrow after I have had some much needed sleep and say what I want to say and read your explanation.
In general, people of colour have less power than white people in society and when they enter into a marriage, those distinctions are USUALLY maintained (and usually unconsciously.) When I said my comments were about interracial marriages, it's actually more narrowly about Black-white marriages.
I don't like the designation "biracial." I think it is nonsensical, meaningless and designed to weaken the Black community. It goes completely against history and reality. HOWEVER, I also strongly support peoples' right to self-identification and if that is what they want to call themselves, fine - BUT I think sometimes people who do so have been conditioned to do so out of less than great motives they may not be aware of.
These things have been discussed a lot on this site, maybe before you joined. I didn't think it was a great secret that I or other people feel that way.
I think Black-white unions COULD be a great thing, if there were not so many distinctions between the socio-economic standing of different groups. But right now I see the Black community as broken and in need of building up and when Black people marry white people, all too often it takes some of their focus and efforts out of the community. People say silly things like "interracial marriages will end racism" or "biracial people get the beauty of both worlds" but there's no evidence for any of that.