How would your parents/family feel about you dating somebody whose ethnic or relgious backround was different from your own?

it would cause a crisis
8% (4 votes)
they might be upset or uncomfortable, but they wouldn't act on it
18% (9 votes)
they wouldn't care at all
51% (26 votes)
they're be totally excited
6% (3 votes)
my own backround/family is a combination
6% (3 votes)
one of my parents would be fine, the other wouldn't
12% (6 votes)
Total votes: 51


unicornz's picture


my parents would be excited about another ethnicity, because we live in a very boring town and i dunno... but my dad especially is very anti-religion, so any extreme religious person he would have a very hard time with!

Paladin's picture

Even though my parents are of

Even though my parents are of different religious and ethnic backgrounds, I am sure that my dad would have difficulty if I was to be dating someone from some religious backgrounds, such as a religious fundamentalist background. Fortunately, the chances of me doing so are extraordinarily slim. I don't think he'd try and do very much anyway.


suffragettecity's picture

my parents don't mind at all

My mother is Irish/Native American-mixed and my step-father is Native American, so I come from a multicultural household. My boyfriend is Chinese, but my parents don't care.

"Sometimes a little brain damage helps."
-- George Carlin

jdub's picture

causing a crisis

Like I've mentioned before, I have the most racist and prejudiced family in the world. In my opinion, they would make excellent Klan members

actual quote from my mother said after our local guardsmen returned from Iraq, "I don't have a problem with gays in the military, the more of them dead over there in the desert the better."

"You know, I rather like this God fellow. Very theatrical, you know. Pestilence here, a plague there. Omnipotence ... gotta get me some of that."

Emily Grrl's picture

They'd better not, or I'd vic

They'd better not, or I'd viciously denounce them for being racist, and probably leave the family!

Racism disgusts me, and if my family ever pulled that sorta shit with me, I wouldn't put up with it. I can't change their views, but I won't have anything to do with them.

rowanxxraven's picture

My parents suck

They would never let me date someone who was something other than black and I really can't see myself liking someone anyone that is black so far. I mean if I found someone and I loved her and she was black no problem but I don't want to be like denounced if I bring home someone white or asian which is what they would definetly do. Let's not even talk about religion. The person I bring home would have to be Chrisitian and she would force her to go to the church we go to. If the person was Catholic or horror of horrors Muslim that would be the end of that. No my parents are so narrow minded it's a miracle that they even let me go to a public school. UGH!!!!