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37
Affirmative Negative
Debate Score:135
Arguments:59
Total Votes:165
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Interethnic Marriages

Interethnic marriages are perpetual issue in our society. So what are the main arguments for and against? What is your position?

Affirmative

Side Score: 98
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Negative

Side Score: 37
7 points

There is nothing wrong with interethnic marriages. If two persons love each other, there shouldn't be anything to stop them from living together and being happy. It is not your ethnicity that makes you a person, it is you personality, with ur believes and goals. Well having a different background might add some difficulty to building a strong relationship and understanding each other. However only overcoming difficulties will help to build the strongest relationship.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
Joshuajones(16) Disputed
1 point

To my own believe, i don't think interethnic marriage is a better option. Infact if one is not very careful, its very rear for one to create interest in likely person you have been called with maybe as your family. These can easily leads to hatred

1 year ago | Side: Negative
Joshuajones(16) Disputed
1 point

To my own believe, i don't think interethnic marriage is a better option. Infact if one is not very careful, its very rear for one to create interest in likely person you have been called with maybe as your family. These can easily leads to hatred

1 year ago | Side: Negative

If two consenting people love one another within their own will, I see no problem with inter-ethnic marriage.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
4 points

Ahaha, please. Marry whenever you want. There is nothing wrong with interethnic marriage.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
3 points

To be honest, for me it doesn't matter to what ethic human is belonged to. At that issue, i think all depends on existence of love. If people love each other, let me ask you a question - have we any rights to judge them?

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
AlikhanK(26) Disputed
1 point

Probably, I am not so moral person to close my eyes on such conceptions as ethnicity. What do you mean by judging? Of course, society cannot forbid to someone marry (I think), but I suppose, that we are able to have opinions. If it is that you call "judge" - yes, we have rights. Love is great, but there are things which I consider more important than feelings.

2 years ago | Side: negative
FireMaster(3) Disputed
1 point

1) " but there are things which I consider more important than feelings"

What kind of things, do you mean?

2) I think, real fear to lose your ethnicity, is the beginning of fascism. In my opinion, in the world stays only real strong ethnic nationalities, but not nationalities that tries to save them by closing or making barrier from another world.

[e.g. of strong ethnic nationality, happens in Russia in nowadays where russian girl are married with Tajik, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Korean etc., because of weakness of Russian gays in whole. They have big problem with alcohol, drugs, absolute unwillingness to work.]

Its simple Russian gils just do not want to connect their lifes with endangered species.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
FireMaster(3) Disputed
1 point

1) " but there are things which I consider more important than feelings"

What kind of things, do you mean?

2) I think, real fear to lose your ethnicity, is the beginning of fascism. In my opinion, in the world stays only real strong ethnic nationalities, but not nationalities that tries to save them by closing or making barrier from another world.

[e.g. of strong ethnic nationality, happens in Russia in nowadays where russian girl are married with Tajik, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Korean etc., because of weakness of Russian gays in whole. They have big problem with alcohol, drugs, absolute unwillingness to work.]

Its simple Russian gils just do not want to connect their lifes with endangered species.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
3 points

Love makes the world go around. Deny anyone of it because you want to preserve a culture is idiotic. It's logic like that, logic that puts love below anything, that leads to racism and division between people's differences.

The human race will probably not ever be united until we all share one culture and one race.

Don't like it? Want your culture to always exist until the end of times?

Tough shit.

Love, prosperity and unity are more important then your history. They are more important then everything.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
3 points

There are lots of advantages of such marriages. International marriages can reduce the gap that exists in both cultures. International marriages are great opportunity to understand another culture in a very objective way. Moreover, kids from two different backgrounds can learn about more cultures when they are younger and, as they become older, they will not have bias-opinions and pre-determined prejudice. They will be open to more new experience and idea, yet be more educated in worldly thoughts. They have more things to choose from as they develop into adults giving them a variety of life-styles. Understanding other cultures can demolish some negative stereotypes.

Wedding are supposed to be a celebration of the joining of two people, two families, and the beginning of a new life and family. It is a big step into a new life. That is why the choice of future spouse is one of the most important decisions of life.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
2 points

I think, if you love, if you really love someone, there can not be any barriers for marriage.

I think, that it depends on people.

Some people have very positive attitude toward nation.

they quickly become accustomed to traditions, customs. And it's not a problem for them

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
2 points

Of course, before the wedding, you should know that there are some difficulties that may be some misunderstanding. But you should then be ready for this

And if you're really getting married for love, you'll have to sometimes put up with some things, to agree with something.

If this love is real, there can be no obstacles in building a happy family

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
2 points

why is that a problem? love is the most important element in a marriage. as long as they are in love nothing can be their barrier!

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
AlikhanK(26) Disputed
1 point

when we talk about just two persons I agree. but I am talking about ethnicities. As it was mentioned earlier, there are real big problems for some ethnoses. According to Andrey Kuraev, a professor of Moscow Theological Academy, "...actually, interethnic marriages - are form of genocide of Russian people. When our women marry Caucasians, they enrich their own genes by other nations. And the Russian nation is weakening!"

I am not Russian, nevertheless, I am completely agree with this statement

2 years ago | Side: negative
iamdavidh(4848) Disputed
5 points

That's fucking stupid.

If anything marrying another ethnicity would strengthen genes because there is less likelihood of repeated genes, offering a wider selection of variables in the evolution of the embryo.

Sounds like a bunch of bullshit on so many levels.

What do you or these quack professor care who other people marry? Wtf does it have to do with you or that silly charlatan?

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
2 points

What difference does ethnicity make. We are all human beings. If two people choose to be together no one has the right to judge their choice. This is the 21st century not the 19th!

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
1 point

Christianity, especially the Catholic Church, applauds inter-racial love and marriage, and hopes it will continue indefinitely.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative

If it weren't for interracial relationships I wouldn't be able tongues the following pick-up line:

Do you have some Hispanic in you? No? Want some ;-)

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
1 point

It depends on your priorities. If the nationality, the purity of your children's blood are the most important thing for you, surely, your attitude toward interethnic marriages will be nagetive. And, if love, your spouse are more importnat than your nationality, of course, everythnig will be ok in your family. And there will not be any arguments based on ethnic differences :)

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
1 point

Love is love. Whether you are black, white, purple or asian.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
1 point

I'm all for interethnic marriages. I mean if you love the person who cares what ethnicity they are.

Supporting Evidence: Interracial marriages (articles.cnn.com)
2 years ago | Side: affirmative
1 point

A person is a person en of. There ethnicity should not matter what. A American and a indian would make a cute couple and they care for each other then why would the difference matter. It shouldn't.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
1 point

In my opinion, there is no difference between people, i mean all of us are the same, if one person has black skin, and second one has white, what's the matter? It is not important to think about people's ethnicity. It is known that, people should choose te partner, whom they will love. Also interethnic marriages is good to understand other people (other ethnicity, nation, etc.). The most important thing is not what color your future husband, but what kind of person is he. That's why, people have to choose by themsleves who will they get married.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
1 point

I couldn't care less about skin color, but if we must make an issue out of it, I will support interethnic marriage.

2 years ago | Side: Affirmative
1 point

I am neither for nor against. I do not care because we are all one human race. Science and the Bible have proven this.

1 year ago | Side: Affirmative
4 points

I don't think, that nation is the most important quality in such relationships. We live in 21-st century. If 2 persons love they will be able to understand each other and find a decision, which are available for both. We ourselves choose our path in life and decide what traditions to follow and what religion to manifest. However, I can agree, that people with same nation probably will be closer to each other. They will not have to explain each other simple things in everyday life, they will have less differences, because of that less difficulties. But despite everything inter-ethnic marriages are possible and many couples have a big chance of a successful relationship) Because the main quality of successful and happy marriage is character, respect, love and other spiritual qualities)

2 years ago | Side: Negative
HuskiBoi(10) Disputed
4 points

So why did you type this post as a "negative"? You just gave a positive response.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
3 points

1) for example interests of your ethnos. responsibility for it. they are above personal motives.

2) fascism is too global term. if mean nationalism - you are right. radical nationalism is one of the features of fascism. but it is an extreme. "Real strong ethnic nationalities" - their strength lies in self-awareness (самосознание народа). They are strong because they attach importance to such things. And you know, frankly speaking, I am not sure, that nowadays my ethnos is strong enough in this issue.

2 years ago | Side: negative
1 point

true "awareness" will reveal that we all share this planet together and that people should not be treated differently based on the latitude and longitude where their umbilical chord was cut.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
2 points

I am against interethnic marriages. They contribute to the disappearance of concepts such as ethnicity. I would like such marriages were the exception rather than the rule

2 years ago | Side: negative
imrigone(767) Disputed
3 points

They contribute to the disappearance of concepts such as ethnicity.

So? What value does heavily differentiated ethnicity give us? What is the harm in its gradual erosion?

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
AlikhanK(26) Disputed
1 point

Values as history, mentality, traditions. Consequently, harm is diminishing and destruction of this values.

2 years ago | Side: negative
Bohemian(3464) Disputed
3 points

the disappearance of concepts such as ethnicity

I would argue this is a good thing. It may make racism a thing of the past and it would provide a richer more diverse gene pool. instead of people falling into clearly defined ethnic groups we will have a wide continuum of different physical characteristics.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
2 points

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2 years ago | Side: negative
2 points

They contribute to the disappearance of concepts such as ethnicity.

They (interethnic marriages) also contribute to the disappearance of concepts such as racism.

I would like such marriages were the exception rather than the rule

Where are interethnic marriages the majority of marriages?

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
ailana(45) Disputed
1 point

Ok i agree with you about that it contribute to the desappearence of concept such as ethnicity, but what do you do if you fall in love with a girl who is not of your nation???

I hope that you forget your words about ethnicity.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
2 points

if you attaches great importance to your ethics, it will be hard to marry the person of another nationality. , may be you will feel some difficulties and misunderstandings about your cultures. I mean, sometimes may be you will not understand each other in some culture issues, in some traditional issues.

2 years ago | Side: negative
ailana(45) Disputed
1 point

I believe that every family has some problems, and may be they will be even more if you are of different nationalities and have different values, but problems are created to solve them, rather than avoided. And I think that if two people decided to get married and build a common family so they are ready for such problems and are ready to solve them.

2 years ago | Side: negative
2 points

May still be some may think that the shift of blood is wrong. And if you Kazakh, for example, while your husband is Russian you can not give your child exactly the Kazakh education. Once married, this can cause problems.

Perhaps, for example, you've been taught to do so and said so, but your husband was raised very differently. On this basis, misunderstandings can occur.

2 years ago | Side: negative
FireMaster(3) Disputed
3 points

PEOPLE O_O! We are talking about marriage, its one of the most important of your decisions that you make during you whole life and if you come to this issue as asshole, so its your problem. Before to be married, you should learn about your partner, his/her character, family, preferences, TRADITIONS in his/her family or culture, and if you disagree with them, try to solve problems before marriage.

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
ZhibekB(26) Disputed
1 point

Of course, you should learn about your partner, but to fully understand the man, especially his family, you need a lot of time. It may take a whole life

2 years ago | Side: negative
1 point

yes, marriage is one of the most important decisions and so on.

I want to say that surely you should know and learn about your partner. But some things can occur after some time,some misunderstandings. And moreover, at the first time when you are in love, you just do not pay attention to some shortcomings, do not notice certain things.

2 years ago | Side: negative
1 point

misunderstandings will occur in any marriage, even between people of the same culture. Whether to get married should be left up to the participants and not parliament, congress, or Прави́тельство Росси́йской Федера́ци

2 years ago | Side: affirmative
1 point

I’m against mixed races because they are immoral. If God wanted to mix the races he would have made mixed race. I don’t know no mixed race. There are caucasian people and african american people. Full stop.

2 years ago | Side: negative
1 point

I believe that there are many advantages of inter-ethnic marriages. Time has changed since the past and today we live in the global society That is why ,interethnic marriages are beneficial for the communication between the different nations as well as for the family life.Furthermore, children, who were born in the intercultural family have unique charasteristics of wide thinking, happen to be smarter and incredibly beautiful!We can take as an example current president of America Barah Obama. His parents are representatives of two different nations!

2 years ago | Side: negative


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