Won’t Accept Biracial Children
In a 1958 Gallup poll, only 4% of white Americans
approved of interracial marriage. Today that number
has risen to 70% of whites and 80% of blacks, but
those who continue to oppose interracial marriage
do so vehemently. Today’s guests firmly believe
that such relationships lead to “unnatural” children
and the diluting of race. Learn more about their
Though Richard and Alisha aren’t related,
they share a common belief that blacks who marry
whites are contributing to the demise of the
black race. Video
Clip: Are Alicia’s prejudices
too over the top? Alisha says she feels less
close to her bi-racial niece than her other relatives,
while Richard has disowned his son Patrick, who
married a white woman, and consequently, his
grandson. Larry urged Richard not to penalize
his grandson for the choices his father made
and to make amends.
As bi-racial women, Charise and Kara take issue
with Richard’s and Alisha’s stance
as ignorant and inaccurate. Though both struggled
with defining identity amidst both worlds while
growing up, they now embrace their heritage and
say that they are no less “natural” or
equal than anyone else.
A self-proclaimed “black
separatist,” Johnny sides with Richard
and Alisha. He believes that mixing white and
black blood only serves to weaken the black race.
Though he himself is of Native American and black
heritage, Johnny says that his heritage is more
acceptable since it is the product of people
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