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Are Mixed People "Accepted" in Your Country?

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Ever thought about this?

I do 11 37.93%
 
Never thought about it 10 34.48%
 
Yes, but don't really care 8 27.59%
 
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WolfpackN64 said:
Not a big deal in Belgium.

 I do not know if its a big deal in Belgium but from a personal experience i noticed a lot of xenophobia growing up in this country .

A big part of my own family is that way which is very conflicting for me and as a mixed person myself i had people not opening up and talking to me or plainly being mean till they heard me speaking in their own dialect, some of them even confessed they felt relieved i was no foreigner but that never felt as a compliment for me. :p Regularly i hear people talking about the foreigners that take their jobs or take their taxmoney,steal,cant be trusted and even worse i hear people cheer when a foreigner dies in an accident because "there's plenty of them" or "Its not one of us" or "those are worth less" .

I did go to an all white shool as one of the few colored kids there, i think 2 or 3 total and i must say i had a very hard time in my early years and only when i grew and could defend myself they turned into cowards and stopped bullying but a lot of kids back then had xenophobic tendencies probably partly inherited from parents.

I do not know about total statistic but from my own biased personal view i did witness a lot of negativity towards anything that looks or acts differently.

Last edited by Immersiveunreality - on 03 November 2018

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Perfectly normal in France, you can still find racists obviously, like anywhere else, but half people ("métisse") are usual and normal.

Yeah, in Japan it's weird. Some people will find half beautiful and classy and be jealous, others will hate them. In any case, they're not considered normal, and most people will behave in a weird way with them. But Japanese society is deeply racist, and it won't change soon unfortunately. I would say that now at least, there is less stigma about marrying a foreigner, but it might depend on the parents. My girlfriend's parents are perfectly happy about me, and another of their daughters is dating a Brazilian guy. But on an other hand, other old people sometimes say to me "your girlfriend doesn't look exactly Japanese, so obviously she's not Japanese, don't lie about it", even though she maybe has origins outside of the Tokyo area (like south Japan on one side), but is entirely Japanese. If you don't look like the average local, then you're a foreigner, and even a stranger, and they can be very weird and insulting about it.

Other thing that made it a lot harder for the girls in the OP: they're half black. Japanese people are racists toward white people but still consider them beautiful (almost like a superior race for some people), but they're a lot worse about black people. Like "lower race" worse. Same thing usually with Vietnamese people or other Asian countries, Japanese treat them like garbage sometimes. I guess for them a half-white would be beautiful and classy, a half-black would be an inferior being. I even met a half Japanese/Vietnamese girl who looked very Japanese to me, but she told me she was annoyed by Japanese people regularly...

 

By the way, it's "haafu", with a long "a" :P (end of the "Yeah, I know some Japanese, how classy" moment)



I'm a gay white man married to a Latino man...
We live in New York City, so we don't experience much in the way of active discrimination or hostility, though every now and then we experience insensitivity that is a result of lack of exposure to different cultures; most people are willing to listen and learn though...
Recently my husband has been allowing his nephew to spend time around my family and he has family members that have a problem with that...
I have several biracial friends that are "white passing," and they have had some interesting run-ins with racism in the past, mostly from people who don't realize their talking to somebody who is half-Latino or half-Arab and making blatantly racist comments...
I knew a girl whose mother was white and her father was Arab; when she got home from school on 9/11 her mother told her to "look what [her] people did" on the news (her father was in no way affiliated with any terrorist groups and actually worked for the federal government)...



Have a nice day...

Immersiveunreality said:
WolfpackN64 said:
Not a big deal in Belgium.

 I do not know if its a big deal in Belgium but from a personal experience i noticed a lot of xenophobia growing up in this country .

A big part of my own family is that way which is very conflicting for me and as a mixed person myself i had people not opening up and talking to me or plainly being mean till they heard me speaking in their own dialect, some of them even confessed they felt relieved i was no foreigner but that never felt as a compliment for me. :p Regularly i hear people talking about the foreigners that take their jobs or take their taxmoney,steal,cant be trusted and even worse i hear people cheer when a foreigner dies in an accident because "there's plenty of them" or "Its not one of us" or "those are worth less" .

I did go to an all white shool as one of the few colored kids there, i think 2 or 3 total and i must say i had a very hard time in my early years and only when i grew and could defend myself they turned into cowards and stopped bullying but a lot of kids back then had xenophobic tendencies probably partly inherited from parents.

I do not know about total statistic but from my own biased personal view i did witness a lot of negativity towards anything that looks or acts differently.

It depends strongly on the region.

In my personal experience, people of mixed (Belgian and other) heritage are often looked beter upon then people of completely foreign origin. The problem is that Belgium is all over the map from total cosmopolitanism to severe xenophobism. Usually just a few towns apart.



WolfpackN64 said:
Immersiveunreality said:

 I do not know if its a big deal in Belgium but from a personal experience i noticed a lot of xenophobia growing up in this country .

A big part of my own family is that way which is very conflicting for me and as a mixed person myself i had people not opening up and talking to me or plainly being mean till they heard me speaking in their own dialect, some of them even confessed they felt relieved i was no foreigner but that never felt as a compliment for me. :p Regularly i hear people talking about the foreigners that take their jobs or take their taxmoney,steal,cant be trusted and even worse i hear people cheer when a foreigner dies in an accident because "there's plenty of them" or "Its not one of us" or "those are worth less" .

I did go to an all white shool as one of the few colored kids there, i think 2 or 3 total and i must say i had a very hard time in my early years and only when i grew and could defend myself they turned into cowards and stopped bullying but a lot of kids back then had xenophobic tendencies probably partly inherited from parents.

I do not know about total statistic but from my own biased personal view i did witness a lot of negativity towards anything that looks or acts differently.

It depends strongly on the region.

In my personal experience, people of mixed (Belgian and other) heritage are often looked beter upon then people of completely foreign origin. The problem is that Belgium is all over the map from total cosmopolitanism to severe xenophobism. Usually just a few towns apart.

Yeah indeed i would probably have had a much different experience if i was raised closer to or in a city .



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It's all too ironic that America get's accused of nativism when the supposed model "social democratic" European countries have a far worse track record. While much of Europe is playing pretend progressive, America has a far more ethnically diverse demographic and it shows especially in their policies while Europe still doesn't offer anything close to near unconditional birthright citizenship to this day ... 

As for Japan, I'm not all that surprised really even since modern times where they've tried softening up. Discrimination against former constituents of the Korean Kingdom and North Korea is especially well documented so I can only imagine how bad it could be for the other minority groups ... 



Cobretti2 said:
I have a few white friends who have married Chinese and Japanese girls. No dramas as the children will be born with even fairer skin tones.

From what they told me its dark skin that is the issue. Even some of the darker skin tone asian girls (darker compared to white people and not even close to a typicalamerican black person) said their parents use to tease them about being dark and that they needed t be fairer or they won't find someone to love them or in extremes give them lotions that supposedly meant to lighten your skin tone up.

Yeah European/Asian children usually blend in much easier but even they have it hard at times. I was surprised to know that even half Filipino people have it hard as the Filipino community are viewed as poor, loud and untrusworthy in countries like Japan.

TheBraveGallade said:

In Korea, almost the same deal as Japan, only a bit more accepting of Europeans, but then again I think it's the same in Japan. In both cases, most look at whites or white-mixed with more curiosity than rasist. But be anything else and be discriminated. Hell, korean-japanese biratial people are discriminated in both countries once people actually KNOW they are biratial despite it being ALMOST impossible to tell apart from either side, and I'm speaking as an (open minded) full blooded korean.

It also doesn't help that you CANNOT get full citizenship in Japan unless you are at least part Japanese. There is a  difference between having Japanese 'citizenship' and being Japanese even by law.

Yes, that's how it goes in most of East Asia, very nationalistic culture lol. I'm okay with being proud of your country and culture but mixed people should not be pushed aside for being mixed.

Stefan.De.Machtige said:
In the west, where the kalergi plan is in full action, intermixed is publicly accepted as the ruling political propaganda. In other regions, this will likely not be the case.

I know that the first rule of the Dutch constitution says no discrimination of race, gender, religion, color will be tolerated and i this was before all the Jewish, New World Order conspiracies right? I think that's great of the Dutch but they have the right to preserve their heritage and culture like every nation and culture.



Not an issue anywhere I have lived. Not in my lifetime.

In my country among certain people, I am sure it is. But it's mostly because they lack intelligence and buy into nationalism because they are afraid of not having what it takes to be successful and lack the credibility to be a decent human being; other than that, some people have had a bad upbringing and are against that sort of stuff. Some people come from traditionally racist families, and while for the most part that stuff has been an embarrassment from the past, there are idiots who want to bring it back - the vast majority of pro-Nazi people are foreigners, though.

IMO, despite the rise of some pro-purity types of people around the world, but there is a lesser amount of stupid/ignorant people than before, so they aren't getting nearly the level of support. I am much more concerned about the US, and poor countries like those in Africa and Western Asia where nationalists take advantage of people with low intelligence. This is generally less of a problem in Westernized Europe compared to elsewhere in the world. It is also less of a problem in the rest of the world than it was 50-100 years ago.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 04 November 2018

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I'm swiss and my wife is from philippines, in swiss some is racist against her & other accept her, and in philippines some is racist against me & other accept me...... you have racist in every single country and open minded ppl in every country, simple as that.



fatslob-:O said:

It's all too ironic that America get's accused of nativism when the supposed model "social democratic" European countries have a far worse track record. While much of Europe is playing pretend progressive, America has a far more ethnically diverse demographic and it shows especially in their policies while Europe still doesn't offer anything close to near unconditional birthright citizenship to this day ... 

 

You sure about that ?

I mean i'm swiss my wife from philippines, my  daughter is birth in philippines and never put a foot in swiss, and she have swiss passport, and some europa country is the same.

Maybe i missunderstand the case too, my english average !