Clipped From The Daily Journal
The Problems of Interracial Dating By Abigail Vin Buren . DEAR ABBY: When yoimc people dale one of a different race (and I mean "color") they tend to develop stronger i-elalionslups because Ihey are defensive aliout the raised eyebrows and stares that follow them in public. A child will say to his parents, "If I marry one ol anollie: race, u s. MY Me ana mi nusmessi is This is not quite true, because the parents will have lo bear the stares and raised eyebrows wilh him. And if their "great love" miraculously survives (he rejection thev are sure to mee1 on both sides, Iheir children will have to nay the price of never fully belonging to one race or (he other. Don't we have lhe ngnt lo speak lor our unoorn grnnocniiurcu who cannot as yet speak for themselves? I am sure that if Ihc truth were told, most Oriental and Negro parents arc as much caiwsed to these mixed marriages as we Caucasian parents. And where do lhe "white" kids get the su preme arrogance to think that olher races have less pnde and are better off diluted by Caucasian blood? What is wrong with evaluating an individual for lus own worth, but not accepting interracial marriage as the answer? ACCUSED OF I'ltEJUDlCE DEAS ACCUSED: Witness the unennvenlional appearance adopted by sc many ol our young people today, and it is olnious Hat they aren't as disturbed by raised eyebrows and si; their parents, I, loo, believe that most Oriental ami Negio parents woiM prefer that their rhiMm marry wi'lhin their own races. I nlso think that many of nor fine, liberal young whites go In for interracial marriage In a conscious effort lo give more lhan lip service to the lofty Weak of "equality and brolherhaoil." Rut many arc motivated by the ncconscious desire (o Slave Hial whirh has been forbidden by their parents. And parrnls wha discourage suchi marriages are unfairly labeled "hlgnls."