Thursday, July 19, 2007

Interracial Marriage: Al Gore's Daughter

http://goldsea.com/Asiagate/707/15gore.html

Did you know that Al Gore's daughter married a Chinese American businessman? With an icon like Al Gore, I found it surprising that there was practically no word on it in any media outlets. Then again, I guess since Sarah Gore never really established herself in the public eye, news about her would not spread so quickly. Regardless, the very idea of interracial marriages seem to be more acceptable in the current era than it ever was before, but there is always a lot in mind when two individuals from two different backgrounds want to pursue a life together....

There is absolutely nothing wrong with interracial marriages, but it can be hard for some families who have very conservative lifestyles or prefer to have their family lines remain on a particular track, in regards to race, religion, etc. There are some families who are open to interracial marriages, some who are opposed and others who are unsure of where to actually stand on the matter at hand. It takes a lot of getting used and compromise, I'm sure. My cousin married a Caucasian English teacher and I have to say, the guy is definitely one of the coolest people out there (almost close to my caliber). It was definitely the topic of discussion once word got around my mother's side of the family because it was always assumed that my cousin would marry "a nice Indian boy". But I guess life sometimes throws a curveball into the mix of things...

My cousin and her husband have a little girl (my niece or whatever the actual terminology is) and no bias, she is definitely the cutest kid out there. They raise her with both American and Indian values and she is constantly exposed to individuals from a multitude of cultures, which I find amazing. As long as these two really love each other and are giving their daughter the best life possible, then there really shouldn't be a reason why individuals from two background should not be married.

We all have differences to some extent and who actually fall in love with and become close to is something that is technically out of our hands. There is nothing wrong with looking for someone within our own cultural background, due to ease of transferring values and such to one's future generations. Culture, as we all know, is of great importance to all individuals to some extent and at times, a certain cultural value is so important that the only way of ensuring that it is maintained and shared is if both individuals fall into that same category. Cultural values do play an impact....how much though definitely falls back upon the individuals.

The way I look at it is that families should not be the restricting component in who a child wants to marry. After awhile, my mother's side of the family began to love Aaron (my cousin's Caucasian husband) and they never would have known how great of a guy he is if they never gave him a chance and just based their judgement on the fact that he was cultural different. Like the old saying goes: "You can't judge a book by its cover", so does the concept work in everyday life. Rather than trying to judge an individual by their appearance, it is better to see who the individual really is on a personal level and go from there. As long relationships and marriages are genuine in that they seek to exemplify the identity of both individuals, then there really isn't anything to challenge. Whether individuals share the same cultural values or not is truly up to the individuals at hand, but based on what I have learned from talking to various people, it is truly possible to have a strong, healthy relationship when individuals differ in race, religion, ethnicity, or any other category. As long as the foundation is based on love and respect, then the relationship will truly go the distance. I wish Bill Lee and Sarah Gore the best as they start their lives together.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any idea how credit crunch affected porn?

Check out my latest blog : [url=http://interracialsex-porno.thumblogger.com]interracialsex[/url]

Anonymous said...

piracy affects porn but it's still winner during the crunch

Anonymous said...

Any idea how credit crunch affected porn?


----------------
kelly divine

Anonymous said...

Thank u :) check out this emo boy style on this blog:
http://www.emo--boys.info

Anonymous said...

I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I mostly visits this website[url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips].[/url]Lots of good information here maasu411.blogspot.com. Do you pay attention towards your health?. Let me show you one truth. Recent Research displays that closely 90% of all USA adults are either chubby or overweight[url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips].[/url] So if you're one of these people, you're not alone. Its true that we all can't be like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, and have sexy and perfect six pack abs. Now the question is how you are planning to have quick weight loss? Quick weight loss can be achived with little effort. If you improve some of your daily diet habbits then, its like piece of cake to quickly lose weight.

About me: I am webmaster of [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/lose-10-pounds-in-2-weeks-quick-weight-loss-tips]Quick weight loss tips[/url]. I am also health trainer who can help you lose weight quickly. If you do not want to go under painful training program than you may also try [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/acai-berry-for-quick-weight-loss]Acai Berry[/url] or [url=http://www.weightrapidloss.com/colon-cleanse-for-weight-loss]Colon Cleansing[/url] for effective weight loss.

Anonymous said...

Magnificent goods from you, man. I've keep in mind your stuff prior to and you are simply too fantastic. I really like what you've acquired here,
certainly like what you are stating and the way through which you assert it.
You're making it entertaining and you continue to take care of to stay it wise. I can not wait to read much more from you. That is really a terrific site.
My blog post :: african mango advanced

Anonymous said...

It's very trouble-free to find out any matter on web as compared to books, as I found this piece of writing at this web site.

My web blog; bmi calculator for women

Anonymous said...

Pгetty! This has been an extremеly wonderful post.
Thanks for suρplying this іnfo.

Here is my blog pоѕt wiki.scu.edu

Anonymous said...

My coder is trying to persuade me to move to .
net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because
of the expenses. But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using Movable-type on
various websites for about a year and am nervous
about switching to another platform. I have heard very good things about blogengine.
net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it?
Any help would be really appreciated!

Feel free to surf to my page summer internship

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of different was to make name badges: this is just one
example. If you carefully read all of the directions on the package, you can freeze off your skin
tags without feeling any pain and they'll be quickly eliminated. 'We usually have two or three people in
the room, no-one has time, so we have one person tightening
the body and another giving a treatment on the face'.

my site; liquid nitrogen for skin tags

Anonymous said...

Hеy Ӏ κnow this iѕ off tоpіc but I wаѕ wondering if you knew of any ωidgets I coulԁ add to my
blοg that automatically twеet my nеwest
twitteг updateѕ. I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

Feel free to visit my website; baby phat plus size clothing [plussizeclothinghq.org]

Anonymous said...

First off I want to say superb blog! I had a quick question in
which I'd like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing.
I've had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my
thoughts out. I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just
seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually
wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or
hints? Appreciate it!|

My website ... webpage - ,

Anonymous said...

I've gone ahead and included a link back to your web page from one of my clientele requesting
it. I'veused your site URL: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?postID=8837292517129050070&blogID=1203924200233003474 and blog
title: Blogger: MAASU- Midwest Asian American Student Union to ensure you
geet the correct anchor text. If you woud like tto check out where your
link has been placed, please e mail me at: susannarumsey@animail.net.
Thank you

Have a look at my web page :: The Venus Factor