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Hey Karen,
Well, my husband's brother married a Liberian woman. It was an experience for us all! You could tell, just from being there, that there were mixed reviews (no pun intended) on the wedding. Because she married a white man, there were significantly less people attending the wedding (as opposed to the weddings between two Africans). Even during the speech her father said he wasn't happy about it! So I talked to her and we had a lot in common. We both considered our stepdads our dads. We both love brothers of the same family. We both breathe air. We've known each other for 6 years now. And still, we know that there is that ... something. There is a stigma in interracial marriage. She feels it from her family and from whites. It sucks. But maybe our, their, family are pioneers. Because, in the end, does it matter? They love each other, and we love them. It's easy to say who cares about the rest. And maybe, in the end, we'll be able to say that.

But right now, it's still a very, very very visible issue with very visible tensions.
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