OK as stated I don't want to get caught up in the whole field of mixed-race marriages as in black people and white people marrying... What this thread is enquiring about is the topic of mixed-race people marrying... There are a lot of us out here who are already the end result of mixed marriages... And the question arises as one starts to think of settling down as to who should be your life partner... Now... Is the majority opinion that marriage between someone who is mixed and someone who is black is basically the same as a mixed marriage and therefore to be avoided? Is marriage between a mixed person and someone who is white basically the same as a mixed marriage and therefore to be avoided? Should mixed-race people only marry other mixed-race people? How would marriage between someone who is mixed and someone who is say Asian or Indian be considered? Now at the end of the day the choice is obviously going to be in the hands of the person themselves - all I'm trying to do in this thread is gauge opinion as to how black folk see this situation. I have already come across some whose attitude is that mixed folk should regard themselves as black full stop and marry only other black folk and I have come across some who believe it would be wrong for a black person to marry someone mixed as this would weaken the race. Now it may well be that some people also believe that we need to take skin color into consideration as mixed folk range in shade from pretty much dark black all the way through to snow white and their amount of mix is different from possibly 31/32nds black all the way to 1/32nd black and so on. Now as someone who IS mixed I obviously have a personal interest in this, but I am interested in the thoughts of people as they relate to mixed folk IN GENERAL. Now if people in their responses can avoid any negative comments re mixed folk that are unrelated to this actual question that would be most appreciated (sorry to have to put that bit in, but...).