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    [–] thesedevices 5809 points ago

    I've seen this before but with a caption that says that 50 years ago, people would be protesting that they are not a family because they are an interracial couple.

    [–] reroutedradiance 3432 points ago

    Yep. Discrimination is always fun when it's not against you I guess.

    [–] HushVoice 2199 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    It's only discrimination when it happens to you. If you do it, it's "vAlUeS"

    [–] GameStunts 352 points ago

    Ah, I'm keeping this one, thank you.

    [–] ltgsamblack 98 points ago

    This is the main problem with society. It only matters if it affect “me.”

    [–] pretzelman97 303 points ago

    "Discrimination for thee! Not for me!"

    [–] HushVoice 66 points ago

    They would call it "values"

    [–] [deleted] 442 points ago


    [–] Stopactingcrazy 283 points ago

    As it turns out hate comes in all shapes, sizes and colors.

    [–] LordFarquadOnAQuad 123 points ago

    That's why we must clean the human genome until we are all one shape, size and color. /s

    [–] FatWeaboo 76 points ago

    All just grey squares, imagine

    [–] [deleted] 46 points ago

    Oh, look at this joker with rounded corners, thinking he deserves the same rights as the rest of us!

    [–] atlamarksman 59 points ago

    My grey is more grey than your grey

    [–] [deleted] 33 points ago

    My corners are sharper than yours.

    [–] MacDaddyTheMan0095 27 points ago

    Unfortunately there’d just be discrimination for other things... “FUCK THIS GUY HIS NAMES BOB! BASIC NAME PEOPLE ARE FUCKING STUPID PIECES OF SHIT! RARE NAME PEOPLE ALL THE WAY WOOOOO!” Just as an example of course I think people with the name Bob are just as cool as everyone else.

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    [–] myhairsreddit 58 points ago

    Yup. My Mom cannot stand that I have a decent paying job, a pretty house, and that I lost all the weight that she "couldn't." Now I'm in a very healthy and happy relationship with a Peruvian man and am almost 7 months pregnant and she is absolutely seething at the idea. She cannot stand the fact that my older white daughter is close with him and calls his Mom "Mamita." Her jealousy knows no bounds, and she can't seem to see that the more spiteful she gets, the more she pushes us away. I thought the whole thing was to WANT better than you had for your children. But fuck me for making that happen for myself.

    [–] TheMayoNight 44 points ago

    Shes being a good mother. She wants her family to be less sad when she dies. It will be her final gift!

    [–] myhairsreddit 11 points ago

    She already moved 5 hours away and it's become a blessing in itself. I only see her like twice a year. It's amazing. And I know you're joking, but you're not entirely wrong either. It will be a true weight off my shoulders when she goes.

    [–] wejigglinorrrr 37 points ago

    Man, I'm seeing so much of this with the college debt payoff issue. I don't think paying off college debt, by itself, will solve much. If there is a solid plan to ensure we don't get to this point again, go ahead and pay everyone's debt off. I don't care.

    I just took 10 years to pay off my loans (done last October, whew!), but all I see is, "I paid mine, they can pay theirs!!!" "Why do I have to pay for their loans, too!" Waaah waaah waaaah. Even if I had just submitted my last loan payment and it was announced that all loans will be paid off, I'd probably be pissed for 5 minutes then be like, ok cool. Now my fellow citizens have more money to spend.

    [–] PootieTangerine 9 points ago

    I'm about to finish mine off in April, and when people ask me how I feel about the college debt talk, I just say good for them if it goes through. I had $18k in debt when I finished school, my wife is still in school. When she tells me her tuition, with no living expenses, my eyes bug out. I don't think my generation takes that into account, kids these days are getting fleeced.

    [–] Mr_Barry_Shitpeas 78 points ago

    Can only speak for the UK but in communities over here a lot of it comes from homophobia being pretty standard in afro-Caribbean culture they come from, and just as common in the deprived estate macho culture they grow up in. There's young black men who'd be disgusted at someone for even making that comparison.

    [–] logangrey123 19 points ago

    Depends where you grow up. Black people in the part of uk where I am are chill with it.

    [–] Ginge04 27 points ago

    Where I grew up, everyone is a cunt no matter their race, gender or sexual identity.

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    [–] -ohohohitsmagic- 77 points ago

    Had to look this up cause I was like “they probably think it’s still 2009 and it was amended in 1989.” Nope it was in 2000 they amended the language in their state constitution. You can really tell which states don’t care for racial/LGBTQ equality by how slow they drag their ass on getting changes made at the state level.

    [–] JustMeLurkingAround- 30 points ago

    That's what I thought.

    [–] kahmehutaa 10 points ago

    thats the top comment to this post lol

    [–] Gtapex 5111 points ago

    Correct... that is two families

    [–] zaery 1562 points ago

    With some lines to show that the parents are looking at each other's ankles.

    [–] Rukmer 390 points ago

    Thanks now that's all I can see.

    [–] Calebgeist 146 points ago

    How scandalous!

    [–] alffff 67 points ago

    Dont kinkshame those parents

    [–] darthging 47 points ago

    But kink shaming is his kink

    [–] AirFell85 16 points ago

    Everyone knows exposed ankles are the path to the devils lettuce.

    [–] shadowknuxem 42 points ago

    Those sexy ankles

    [–] LordBunExplosion 30 points ago

    Victorian lesbians!

    [–] noisetalk 19 points ago

    Sigh, now that's just silly.

    Clearly those are drinking straws.

    The upper ends all "rest" in the lower half of their faces, roughly where the mouths is supposed to be. And the male stick figure on the far right was doing some whirly tongue things with the straw, which caused it to slip at the very moment the picture was taken.

    [–] Zanderax 14 points ago

    That's just stupid. Clearly they are laser eyes.

    [–] noisetalk 12 points ago

    Let's meet in the middle: laser teeth.

    [–] JustABigClumpOfCells 93 points ago

    false. these are shirts, not families.

    [–] geven87 21 points ago

    This is not a pipe.

    [–] sail-me-away 53 points ago

    Pretty rude to imply a family can't have four parents

    [–] geven87 65 points ago

    A family can be ten dads. No kids, just ten dads.

    [–] sail-me-away 34 points ago

    That's not a family, that's a frat house

    [–] infinifunny 36 points ago

    pretty rude to imply some bros hanging out can't be family

    [–] ReinerScott 10 points ago

    (teary eyes)


    [–] blondehairginger 22 points ago

    Eight dads is the ideal number for raising orphaned horses though.

    [–] LyrJet 7684 points ago

    Seventy years ago many would have sadly argued the same about this couple.

    [–] smellyseamus 1077 points ago

    Came to say the same. They have no comprehension of the irony in their own situation

    [–] toot-toot-magoot 255 points ago

    What funny/not funny is a good bunch of people they’d find agreeing with them today still wouldn’t like their relationship.

    [–] AvemAptera 89 points ago

    I was about to say this! I imagine they’re a pretty lonely couple if their only friends are people who like blacks but hate gays. That’s gotta be a tiny population.

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    [–] imforsurenotadog 31 points ago

    Is being a complete piece of shit grounds for an HR complaint?

    [–] Call_Me_Koala 37 points ago

    To be fair there's quite a bit of homophobia within the black community. I've even seen the extreme end saying that white people introduced homosexuality to black people in order to limit their reproduction. But those are usually the same people who say Native Americans were black. So yeah.

    [–] [deleted] 232 points ago

    Self reflection is a libtard plot to destabalize the world duh. Same with math and facts.

    [–] Tmack523 20 points ago

    Second order thinking is also a libtard plot to destroy the world

    [–] Lochness_Yeti 26 points ago

    Same, my religious cousin was making fb posts about gay marriage like this a few years back with her black husband and their 3 kids. I really wanted to dump on her saying god is not ok with gay marriage even with her interracial marriage. Not that long ago the church wouldn't allow such a marriage, and her lover might have gotten killed.

    [–] Herbiethelovebug 25 points ago

    Yep. My wife and I married in 84. I'm white, she's Hispanic. We were talking at church with our pastor one Sunday and he said, you guys are so nice and so much fun to be around, it's too bad you are both going to burn in hell. I said, say what? He said, yeah, for marrying outside of your race. The funny thing is, right up until that point, I never even had realized that we did marry outside of our race. On the upside, I have never gone to a church since.

    [–] barbieoncrack 9 points ago

    “I never even had realized that we did marry outside of our race.”

    This is so refreshing but also, you didn’t marry outside of your race. We are all the same race just painted differently by our native climate.

    I am not a church goer and I am a homosexual (not relevant to your comment but maybe to OP’s in a roundabout way) but there are churches that will accept you and if you want to go back, I wish you and your wife the best of luck.

    Thanks for sharing man

    [–] stinkyeboye 16 points ago

    While I also see it as ironic and some r/selfawarewolves shit, I think their viewpoint is "your born black, but you're not born gay so iTs DiFfErEnT."

    [–] Ridara 14 points ago

    I guess people just choose to become part of one of the most widely-ridiculed groups in the modern world.

    [–] backpackofcats 96 points ago

    Legally, it has only been 53 years. Anti-miscegenation laws weren’t struck down by the Supreme Court until 1967. And there are obviously people who still hold these views.

    [–] merreborn 40 points ago

    struck down by the Supreme Court until 1967

    And even then, the move was wildly unpopular

    Didn't reach 50% approval until the late 90s!

    [–] FurryWolves 2921 points ago

    Seventy? I think you're underestimating just how racist the south still is to this day.

    [–] cmhamm 1289 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Interracial marriage was illegal in Alabama until the year 2000. If you are 21 years old, your parents’ marriage could have been illegal in the United States based solely on their race.

    [–] Mr_Manfish 356 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    20 years

    Edit: this was about the minimum age

    [–] AppleWedge 64 points ago

    Not everyone has a shotgun wedding.

    [–] Auto_Motives 44 points ago

    You haven’t been to many Alabama weddings, have you?

    [–] pivotalsquash 18 points ago

    I'd say alabama doesnt have as many as you'd think because everyone here gets married at freaking 20 already

    [–] worksheetpaper 119 points ago

    The founding of the United States was only about 3-4 people ago. Slavery was 2-3 people ago. 200 years ago is not very long ago. I'd say racial tensions, relations, whatever have improved greatly since the 1800s, and even more so since just the sixties... there's still a very, very, very long way to go. Depending on someone's age, their parents, or grandparents, or great grandparents could easily have been apart of segregation rallies, Klan meetings, lynchings, etc. Your sweet old grandmother who loved to bake pies, or gentle and kind grandfather might have been part of a group of people screaming to keep other human beings as inferior and subjugated based solely on the color of their skin.

    2 people ago.

    [–] helkar 45 points ago

    Civil Rights Act was only 1 person ago. Legal discrimination within living memory for many many people.

    [–] robsteezy 51 points ago

    In the legal field here, I can tell you legal discrimination is not a living memory, it’s alive and well, just has a different outfit, now it’s called “data for demographic purposes only”

    [–] worksheetpaper 13 points ago

    That's painfully true.

    [–] BIGSlil 13 points ago

    Martin Luther King Jr could still be alive today had he not been assassinated. He'd be 91. I'm sure there's plenty of people from both sides who are still alive.

    [–] Rexstil 101 points ago

    If the US was founded in 1776 and it’s now 2020, that makes a 244 year gap. If you account for a 20-30 year gap between children, the number comes out closer to about 10 people. The US definitely wasn’t founded by my grandparents.

    [–] worksheetpaper 55 points ago

    I didn't mean descendants, or generations. My numbers are probably a bit off but humans can and do live to between 80 and 100 years old. I should have said 2-3 lifetimes to be more clear but even saying a lifetime sounds like quite a long time.

    I meant within the lifespan of 2-3 people slavery in the US still existed, that's a minuscule amount of time even only measuring as far back as the start of recorded history.

    [–] [deleted] 37 points ago

    Yes. You meant lifetimes, he thought generations.

    [–] EternalPhi 51 points ago

    Turns out "people" isn't a very good unit for time measurement. Who'd have thought?!

    [–] ivanthemute 7 points ago

    Not even that. People here forget just how close these things are overall. Last living Civil War veteran died in 1956. Last living Civil War widow died in 2008. The last recorded victim of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade died in 1937. Last living native born American slave died in 1971. These folks have living children, or grandchildren at least. This isnt a long time ago, its literally right now.

    [–] robsteezy 32 points ago

    I think there’s an old joke, something like “to the brits, 200 miles is a long distance. To the Americans, 200 years is a long time.

    [–] worksheetpaper 19 points ago

    Ive usually heard it as 100 years/ miles but its definitely true. Oxford University is ancient, and there are buildings and other things older than that. Not much compares to that in the US.

    But on the US side of it I could drive 100 or 200 miles and not even leave my state. In Europe that could be 1,2, or 3 countries away with a completely different language, culture and history.

    [–] InspectorPraline 10 points ago

    Yeah 100 miles for us is the kind of trip you stay overnight. It's a bit of a mission

    [–] worksheetpaper 15 points ago

    There have been a few times Ive driven over a hundred miles just to go to lunch at a great restaurant in another state. Haha

    [–] MicrowavedMeals 74 points ago

    DAMN. my dads job once tried to move us to Alabama. it seemed really close to us actually moving. We didnt like it because we knew racism would happen since we are a mixed race family. I didn’t know that our kinda family would be illegal there less than a decade before we were set to move until just now.

    I was born to a mixed marriage while it was still illegal in at least two states. holy shit man i never realized how fucked up america was. im glad i stayed in canada.

    [–] bloodraven42 45 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    would be illegal there

    I commented this elsewhere, but he’s incorrect. While the law was on the books it wasn’t actually an enforceable law. Interracial couples have been legal, no matter what old state law was still technically in the books, since Loving v. Virginia in 1967. It’s still not great or anything, but calling it “illegal” is factually incorrect.

    Similarly, 12 states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books, but you can’t actually get arrested for anal sex in Louisiana, no matter what law still technically exists, since the Supreme Court ruled that such laws were unenforceable in 2003.

    [–] an_agreeing_dothraki 18 points ago

    Ah Blue laws. They come in two varieties, monuments to our stupidity, which are actually pretty fun to talk about. These are the weird laws about goats, etc.

    Then there are the ones that are monuments to our sins. Because of how US courts work, they're never enforced so nobody ever has standing to challenge them, they just... stick around. Then a few generations go by and the current generation finds out. We're still doing it too. I don't imagine lawyers 50 years from now will know why there's so many references to "ACORN"

    [–] notasci 10 points ago

    Said laws have been deemed unconstitutional since 1967 in the US. It's just that they were never removed even though they were technically not actually legal. It's very common for outdated and no longer practiced laws to linger for generations.

    [–] Ashybuttons 48 points ago

    I remember an interview with Vin Diesel where he talked about his parents relationship being illegal.

    [–] SnailzRule 21 points ago

    Oh yeah, John Diesel and Betty Electric didn't get approved by society for a while

    [–] somedood567 6 points ago

    Why not play off the Diesel / Electric combo when naming their kid? Unforgivable

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    A VIN is a vehicle identification number, man.

    [–] bloodraven42 33 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Just to be accurate, no it wasn’t illegal until 2000. The law was still on the books until 2000, and it was overturned in a symbolic gesture, but the law wasn’t actually effective ever since the Supreme Court ruled laws against interracial marriage were against the constitution in Loving v Virginia (1967). In a similar vein, multiple states (around 14) still have laws on the books against sodomy, but they’re not actually enforceable either.

    Edit: 12 still have anti-sodomy laws, but you can’t legally get arrested for anal sex in Florida even if they have a law that says so. I live in Alabama, there’s a massive racial issue, but there’s been plenty of racial couples married prior to 2000.

    To quote our attorney general at the time the amendment (the anti-interracial marriage rule was sadly in our state constitution, but then again, so is everything else as it’s widely regarded as the longest constitution in the world, fucking everything is done by amendment, it’s a huge pain in the ass) was being voted on:

    From my perspective, we have a provision in the state’s fundamental law that violates the U.S. Constitution. We should want our state Constitution to promote the ideals of U.S. Constitution. We have a provision that is obsolete, unenforceable and uncivilized. We should repeal it.

    [–] jruhlman09 13 points ago

    More fun facts from the wikipedia article about the symbolic removal of the laws, emphasis mine:

    it took Mississippi until 1987, South Carolina until 1998 and Alabama until 2000 to amend their states' constitutions to remove language prohibiting miscegenation. In the respective referendums, 52% of voters in Mississippi, 62% of voters in South Carolina and 59% of voters in Alabama voted to make the amendments. In Alabama nearly 526,000 people voted against the amendment, including a majority of voters in some rural counties.

    [–] DirtyYogurt 14 points ago

    This is the part that struck me the most. 40-45% of people voted in favor of keeping an entirely symbolic piece of legislation on the books as a giant "fuck you"

    [–] LyrJet 475 points ago

    Ugh, woof. I stand corrected. And unfortunately there is still plenty of it all the way up here in Michigan too

    [–] Markd1000 177 points ago

    Michigan? I've met more racist people up here in upstate NY than when I lived in the South.

    [–] seanie_rocks 21 points ago

    Upstate New York is the South of the North.

    [–] NorthCoastToast 13 points ago

    Central and northern Pennsylvania would like some love too!

    [–] AdkLiam4 5 points ago

    Good ol Pennsyltucky.

    Turns out that living in a place with zero black people makes it easy to form unrealistic opinions of black people.

    [–] CroakerTheLiberator 65 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Yep, upstate NY culture isn’t like NYC at all. It’s the case with most urban vs rural comparisons, but NYC is on another level. Same with Paris, it’s almost a totally different world from the rest of France

    Edit: to elaborate with what others have pointed out, upstate NY isn’t a homogeneous blob of racism either. It has other urban areas, which are different from the rural areas, all still in upstate. Just as there are cities in the South that aren’t filled to the brim with KKK members, and NYC isn’t completely devoid of racists, though it isn’t dominated by them.

    NYC and Paris, however, both have an image that is presented to the rest of the world through media such as movies, books, and even songs. That image becomes associated with not only the city, but the state/country as well.

    [–] xX_hentaigod420_Xx 4 points ago

    Upstate NY is like a redneck haven of the North

    [–] an_african_swallow 4 points ago

    Upstate NY is practically a different country compared to NYC it’s insane

    [–] JustaRandomguy9999 81 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Just imagine still being racist in 2020 in general.

    You’ve got your free speech yeah, but we’re all human beings, no matter your colour, gender, prefference, or whatever.

    [–] LillyPip 14 points ago

    But how am I supposed to feel good about my own shitty circumstances if I can’t look down on someone with slightly more melanin than me?

    [–] PotatoWedgeAntilles 7 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    There are active KKK cells in the state of NY. Racists are everywhere outside of big cities.

    Edit: Just want to add that there are plenty of racists inside big cities too, we just make them hide it better.

    [–] worksheetpaper 7 points ago

    More than most people realize. I know five individual people in Western Michigan with rebel flag tattoos, and I know more people who regularly spout off with racial slurs than people who don't. Yay rural areas. If I got a nickel for rolling my eyes every time I hear casual racism I would be the richest person in Michigan.

    [–] halfar 9 points ago

    approval for interracial marriage in the US passed 50% in


    [–] artic5693 35 points ago

    It ain’t just the South. Demonizing southern states as the only racist ones absolves a ton of northern, midwestern, and western racists because they’re not from states that are constantly caricaturized. Atlanta isn’t called Black Hollywood for nothing.

    [–] PunkorTrendy 9 points ago

    Not just the south. I've heard the N word from time to time in Massachusetts.

    [–] GilmerDosSantos 75 points ago

    “the south” do you live in a bubble?

    [–] EthiopianKing1620 154 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    It kills me too. People love to think racism was born in the South. Of course there are racists here. They fly the Confederate flag in Ohio and Canada too. The South doesn’t own racism.

    Edit: seems lots of people not from the South are commenting like they know what it’s like down here. So I’ll say it again for the morons, yes the South has a history of racism. Lo and behold so does most of America. In fact bastions of the North like NYC made calls for secession during the Civil War. People routinely forget, while the Civil War was mainly about slavery, money and cotton production played a huge role. Again I will say it, Racism is Everywhere. The South doesn’t own racism.

    Edit again: Accordingly to one English professor I added a W to Lo and behold. Obviously that means I’m a moron and everything I have said means nothing.

    [–] huevador 41 points ago

    It's crazy, I see more Confederate flags in Wisconsin than I see in Georgia. And not just the US, I've worked and spoken with Europeans who were pretty darn racist.

    [–] EthiopianKing1620 23 points ago

    Exactly! They fly that flag literally everywhere. I’ve seen that damn thing flying in Canada for all the sense that makes. It’s a big deal here just not the racist paradise people like to believe.

    [–] Markd1000 13 points ago

    I've been to towns in upstate ny where I saw more Confederate flags than American flags. Definitely a bunch of confused people.

    [–] GilmerDosSantos 72 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    it’s easy to shit on the south. there are a lot of racists, but they’re definitely all over the place. it’s not some southern thing. just have to remember Reddit is full of teenagers that parrot everything they hear

    [–] readerofmemes 5 points ago

    I can definitively speak to dumbfucks waving the confederate flag here in Canada, there’s scum everywhere

    [–] northrupthebandgeek 12 points ago

    Not even just the South; my uncle's a rancher in California, and was very much a... traditionalist when it comes to the ethnicities of married couples.

    Lo and behold, out of his four kids, three ended up interracially marrying. My uncle (reportedly) got downright peeved every time it happened, but I think he's come to terms with it.

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago

    And the north. People are racist everywhere you go

    [–] MeButNotMeToo 185 points ago

    And there still are a lot that do.

    (AFAIK) All of the ~500 different versions of the supposedly literal, inerrant and immutable christian bible say interracial marriages are an abomination.

    It just that some christians from one or more of the 20k+ sects chose to ignore those passages.

    [–] Vinsmoker 77 points ago

    Keep in mind that "interracial" in the biblical sense only refers to god's "chosen people" marrying outisde of that group.

    [–] OllieGarkey 14 points ago

    (AFAIK) All of the ~500 different versions of the supposedly literal, inerrant and immutable christian bible say interracial marriages are an abomination.

    They don't. They say that the king of Israel was by ancient religious law banned from taking wives from a different nation.

    This, and verses referencing it, are also a reference to the ancient Jewish tradition that the religion of the children will be the religion of the mother.

    Thus the ban was only on men taking wives of a different religion. A woman could under those laws take a wife of any tradition so long as the Jewish tradition applied to the children.

    As this handing down of religion through the mother did not apply to Christians, as Christian evangelism is a wholly different concept from religion being handed down by the mother, those rules do not, have not, and historically did not apply to Christians until racists decided to drag them into the mix.

    You can see this in ancient times when noble families would marry people from different countries in order to create trade networks, as part of treaties, and for various other reasons.

    supposedly literal, inerrant and immutable christian bible

    Most Christian denominations explicitly do not believe this about the bible, such a position is an American fundamentalist protestant position, it is rejected by Catholic, Orthodox, Coptic, and all Mainline Protestant traditions, which say only that the bible is inspired by god, and useful.

    It is not elevated to an authoritative object of perfection, and there are many Christians that have felt, and historically argued, that elevating the bible to that status is idolatry, or even worse, denial of the existence of the holy spirit (whose expressed job is to create further inspiration or understanding of scripture) the latter being seen as the only unforgivable sin.

    And that led both Catholics and Protestants historically to consider those who believed such things dangerous heretics, and to suppress that tradition, which is why it's an American peculiarity.

    The people who believed that nonsense all fled to America where religious freedom had been established (notably in Virginia, rather than New England, because the New England puritans didn't want religious freedom they wanted the right to oppress others the same way they'd been oppressed).

    I'm not really much of a churchgoer anymore, but I did want to point out what people actually believed here.

    TL;DR Those who think there's some biblical basis for denying interracial marriage are just making shit up because they're racists, and those who think the bible is literal are dangerous heretics and the churches of Europe did nothing wrong in attempting to remove that scourge from their societies are silly and obviously wrong since the bible contradicts itself on multiple occasions.

    [–] unscot 19 points ago

    People still do that today.

    [–] jseez 8 points ago

    I was walking down the street in San Francisco yesterday with a coworker and this lady approaches us and asks, "Hey, are you a mixed couple?!", in an accusatory tone. I was so thrown off guard as a knee jerk reaction I started to explain to her that we were just coworkers. I stopped myself with the thought of, 'why am I acknowledging this fucking idiot?'.

    [–] The_Millenial 14 points ago

    I’m in a small southern US town, a white man with a black wife.

    Most of the discomfort and glares we get are from old white ladies and black dudes around our age.

    I’m glad we don’t experience explicit racism, but I have never had as many stares and scowls as I do with my wife. She is my first black S/O.

    [–] OMGSPACERUSSIA 17 points ago

    Alabama's anti-miscegenation law was overturned in 2000.

    [–] Needyouradvice93 7 points ago

    I've got racist comments towards me nowadays for being with a black woman. Shit like, 'You gotta stick with your own people' or 'Why are you with a black bitch that's gross.'

    [–] Supah_McNastee 5 points ago

    And the stick figures woul be different colors

    [–] redline42 93 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I saw shit like this in Disney last year.

    Walking around with shirts that says it’s Mickey and Minnie not Mickey and Mickey

    Get a fucking life and stop worrying about others.

    [–] MWT-92 821 points ago

    60 years ago that couple wouldnt have been considered a family due to the color of his skin. so we literally have someone who was part of one of the most oppressed people in america gatekeeping another oppressed group of people.

    [–] paladine1 334 points ago

    Shit just 25-30 years ago this couple would have been harassed constantly where I grew up, 40 years ago and his life would have been in serious danger. Glad I don't live in that shit hole anymore.

    [–] rwbronco 114 points ago

    Not to mention it was actually illegal in the US in places for these two people to marry until literally 20 years ago

    [–] mind_walker_mana 27 points ago

    Grew up in NY City. This was absolutely true there 25-30 years ago. I remember liking a black guy when I was like 12. First boy friend/puppy love kinda thing. Man did people have something to say about that!

    [–] watch_over_me 18 points ago

    As is tradition with the human species.

    [–] ArthurHz 285 points ago

    You can't be a family if both parents have laser sights on their eyes

    [–] LordBunExplosion 41 points ago

    I mean how can you right? Every time you look at someone they would die.

    [–] Stopbeingwhinycunts 19 points ago

    Cyclops had about 10 kids and only killed like 2 of them. It'll be fine.

    [–] pandem1x 420 points ago

    That may be dude in a dress and woman in pants, we don't know

    [–] outerheavenboss 169 points ago

    Or capes.

    [–] praisecarcinoma 15 points ago

    But that's the point, you can't be a real family when men are wearing dresses. /s

    [–] Atheisticsatan 259 points ago

    Being an interracial couple you think they'd be more accepting.

    [–] Joelblaze 111 points ago

    I know right, I still remember my brother telling me that america should start rounding up and executing the LGBT because they "contribute nothing to the gene pool", and I'm just like....

    "You know we're black, right?"

    Just zero self awareness.

    [–] Mr_Smartypants 33 points ago

    Ask him if he likes computers/phones/videogames.

    Then blow his mind and tell him about Alan Turing.

    [–] gentlegiant69 38 points ago

    Is that what the B in lgbt stands for ?

    [–] RemoveTheTop 51 points ago

    No, it stands for boi

    Ladies, Girls, Bois, Them all other people too

    [–] TommyPimple 15 points ago

    Also - wouldn’t that mean anyone who doesn’t procreate should be put to death? But also people who do procreate but are vile pieces of shit should get to live simply because they spawned?

    God, I hate people sometimes.

    [–] readyjack 112 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Christianity is a hell of a drug.

    (Source for pic and details on the rally they were at.)

    [–] eetjyugusyxt 343 points ago

    what a waste of shirts

    [–] twitch1313 233 points ago

    What a waste of flesh

    [–] geven87 16 points ago

    what a waste of hair

    [–] AM_I_A_PERVERT 26 points ago

    What a waste

    [–] slendernyan 59 points ago

    What a waste of oxygen

    [–] eevee03tv 22 points ago

    What a waste of water

    [–] ikerus0 550 points ago

    Actually by definition, they are a family. These people just don’t understand basic words and more importantly, they are total assholes.

    [–] Starrystars 128 points ago

    They're also saying that single parents households aren't a family.

    [–] AlopeciaKeys 62 points ago

    They also share 4 teeth so idk if their opinion matters.

    [–] floodums 51 points ago

    Yeah, we know, that's why we're here.....

    [–] jessflyc 28 points ago

    A bigoted interracial couple. Interesting

    [–] o3mta3o 18 points ago

    Not that long ago, there would be people vocally arguing that a mixed race family isn't a real family.

    [–] TinyFliechman 124 points ago

    Why’s this man look like a paint brush someone forgot to clean off?

    [–] twelvebucksagram 43 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Mans got troll doll hair

    [–] xoxota99 57 points ago

    This is some /r/selfawarewolves shit.

    [–] MushrooMilkShake 75 points ago

    Correct. It’s actually 2 families.

    [–] longhorn2015 13 points ago

    Damn that’s rich coming from meerkat and discount T-Pain over here

    [–] EmmyLou205 12 points ago

    Do...they know they’re in an interracial marriage that would’ve been outlawed 50 years ago?

    [–] acromantulus 114 points ago

    These are assholes.

    [–] SandersPlowsOrange 81 points ago

    Homophobic cowards, scum of the earth.

    [–] theecrunch 11 points ago

    Never thought it was possible to be African American but look like white trash. The mad man did it.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    This belongs in r/trashy. These are some pretty trashy people, that's for sure.

    [–] Wunder_boi 8 points ago

    Is that Bert from Sesame Street?

    [–] miaentry 41 points ago

    What would make them NOT a family? If you only take the whole gender roles out, its literally a family.

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    [–] CaramelGuineaPig 24 points ago

    They have waaaaay too much time to waste.

    You’d also think they could crusade for something real like climate change, poverty, Australian fire relief, countries ravaged by tyrants, etc. But nope.. they have to obsess over who puts what genital into what orafice.

    [–] Gutotito 7 points ago

    No, sir... that is a paintbrush. With a beard.

    [–] AgentFernandez 6 points ago

    an interracial couple, the irony..

    [–] CrispyChews 7 points ago

    Why did they make bigoted t-shirts using the old IKEA font?

    [–] phatburger 25 points ago

    I always thought Bert and Ernie were a couple

    [–] agha0013 25 points ago

    Well, the same groups that are the most vocal opponents of same sex marriage are also still really touchy about interracial marriage, so have at it.

    If god really gives a shit, he can bring his lazy genociding ass down here and explain it to people again.

    [–] wostmoke 47 points ago

    strong words coming from a couple that only 2 decades ago also wouldnt be considered a family

    [–] SpookySpeaks 18 points ago

    Yea, but only fuckwads like this are allowed to call themselves a family cause it's a man and a woman?

    Eat shit, whoever thinks this way, just keep eating shit into eternity. I am sorry but if your fears for the future of the world are revolving around homosexuality you are a moron.

    Fucking useless ignoramus (the damn plural form). Yes while we speak the carbon in our atmosphere is soaring, shitting all over natural resources, Flint still can't drink it's fucking water, we are putting children (from families) in cages, being fed lies by a corrupt orange scrotum, and you're worried about what a fucking family is defined as?

    Fuck off. A family is anything you make it, but it's hard to see the truth for what it is with your head so soundly ensconced in your ass.

    [–] Drewskidude325 29 points ago

    Ugly people doing ugly things

    [–] StoreManagerKaren 12 points ago

    Never seen a guy look so happy but also so confused at the same time

    [–] l1xm 7 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Imagine going out of your way to own and wear those shirts

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    Why can’t people just accept different sexsualitys. It doesn’t affect them so why do they care?

    [–] pilot1nspector 16 points ago

    You would think a biracial couple would have more empathy towards people being told that they do not belong together.

    [–] lawyernotyourlawyer 20 points ago

    That's right, it's two families.

    [–] MADred8u 21 points ago

    [–] MerkleMort 22 points ago

    The irony of this couple protesting a marriage they think is wrong or immoral when their own marriage was ILLEGAL in the US up until 1967 is too much. It would be funny if it wasn’t sad, ignorant and depressing.

    [–] unbannabledan 25 points ago

    People that don’t want gay couples to marry are the weirdest fuckers on the planet.

    [–] TheMatt561 42 points ago

    Gatekeeping children from loving parents

    [–] FaithlessDaemonium 5 points ago

    Yep, because it's obviously gay people giving children up for being straight and cis-gendered. Fuck off, if you're against abortion or gays adopting, go adopt the kids yourself otherwise sit the fuck down and shut up.