Love is blind. The fact that mixed marriages happen is proof that the primary affinity between people is not based on colour! There are affinities which transcend colour eg. shared interests (hobbies; jobs; athletic activities; travel destinations; “spiritual” connections and activities etc.) Is your racial tolerance limited to material benefits, or does it include love?
Our definition of “mixed” or “interracial” or "inte-" marriages is when people from differing racial or ethnic groups marry. Bearing in mind that “race” is also a controversial definition, because it is limited to being either “black” or “white”. For example, would a Chinese person be regarded as a “black” or a “white” person? An “interracial” marriage is a “mixed” marriage. Children born from an interracial union don’t earn a “new” race definition; they are undefined and are usually regarded as “mixed”. When children from “mixed” marriages get married, such unions are regarded as “mixed”. It is not humane to refer to a person as being “mixed”! By doing this you imply that he or she is a combination of some or other primary human origins and is not a “real” human being. We reject all of these politically contrived definitions!
Make people more aware of mixed marriages and spread the above information about it.
* More will be added later as we progress.
If you are in a mixed marriage and you support this initiative of PARC, to illustrate that mixed marriages can work in South Africa, please e-mail us your contact details (Name, address, cell nr.) and a photo of you and your partner and we will make contact with you.
* Updated later.
The Mamas&Papas Magazine published a few articles on cultural diversity in a New South Africa. This magazine deals with family matters. The main question they ask in their 2012 March issue is: "What if your multiracial child doesn't fit into the traditional 4 race blocks?" To support their research debates, PARC's views was quoted in one of the articles.
* Download this article from the dowloads page / no.12.