Monday, October 19, 2009
I could just crawl right back into bed and go right back to sleep. It took everything I had to get myself moving this morning. I had a fun weekend, but this cold is still lingering. Hopefully I can knock it out in time to celebrate my nephew Ibrahim's birthday this weekend!
So...I'm sure you've all heard this story by now. If not, here's a clip that sums up today's topic of discussion:
I don't really have much to say about this other than it never ceases to amaze me the racist things people say or do, yet they never want to label it "racism." I assume racism will always exist, but I guess I think people know better than to be racist out in the open. What people believe, say or do behind closed doors is their business...no matter how right or wrong it may be. But to deny someone else their basic rights as Americans is just crazy to me, especially in 2009.
This guy says he's worried about "the children." Well, newsflash - there are thousands of children who are the children of failed marriages - even when both parents are of the same race...myself included. He didn't say he doesn't approve of interracial marriages because the children are confused, or because they lack self esteem because of identity issues. He said he didn't approve of interracial marriages because they don't last. I'm not sure where he's getting his stats, but half of ALL marriages fail...not just interracial ones.
Even if the stats DID support his argument, it's not the Justice of the Peace's place to police love and marriage. Making a marriage work is the responsibility of the people involved, no matter what race they are. Making sure your kids are happy, well-adjusted children comes from being loving parents, whether you're married or not. Interracial couples, most likely, have fought through the dirty looks, people snickering behind their backs as well as in front of their face - so if they made it so far as to decide to get married, the last thing they need is to have to fight for a marriage license. Leave the love to the couple, the rest will take care of itself.