It seems that in today’s society, interracial relationships are more and more evident as you see some of the most famous celebrities dating outside of their race such as Montel Williams, Tiger Woods, Woody Allen and others. Sure, there were interracial relationships and even marriages but in the past, those types of relationships were not widely accepted by the general public esp. relationships and marriages between black and white couples, which were heavily frowned upon in the South and lead to some lynchings of blacks in the past.
Throughout American history, peoples of every class and social background have been involved in some form of an interracial relationship including clergypersons and politicians. For example, Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and America’s 3rd president, has a long-standing relationship with Sally Hemings, who was one of his slave girls.
Today, there are no real taboos for interracial relationships, except those who keep living in the past and romanticize of the past. Today, more and more black people are dating white people and vice versa, just as more and more whites are dating Latinos and/or Asians.
Personally, I believe there is nothing wrong with interracial relationships since what should matter is the content of the person’s character and not the color of their skin. What good would it be if a person of a certain race is in a relationship with another person of the same race but they don’t love each other, whereas that person is in love and in a relationship of a person of a different race?
Tainting the bloodline? Ha! The line has already been tainted by our ancestors and we are the products of that tainting. We have all different peoples with different backgrounds and ethnicities which makes it hard for one not to seek or find a relationship with a person outside of their race. In short, it is not the race that counts but the love and commitment in a relationship that counts no matter how different the races of the couple are.