Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Interracial Couples Face Discrimination From Others

By Caylor Ballinger | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

“In my language we don’t even have words like race or ethnicity,” Lap said.
“Here racism is a common word.”

Um...wow. 'Nuff Said!

It has been 46 years since the Civil Rights Act was signed. However, interracial couples today still face problems. 

Still, after dating for a few years, Lap and Julia Sui married with their parents’ blessing in 2004.

“My parents were fine with our marriage, but the only thing they were concerned about was getting a divorce since divorce, rates are much higher here,” Lap said. “Marriage in our village is very strong. Almost nobody ever gets divorced.”

Discrimination toward their son and daughter in Texas was something the couple was warned about by friends in North Carolina. "People warned me that my children may be treated differently here, read more...

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