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Do Hindu men and African-American women date or marry?

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09/13/2011

I know that west Indians are a product of African, native Indians, europeans and Indians from India having sexual relations. I have friends and people married into my family whose parents or grandparents were a woman who was visually of African descent and a man who was visually of Indian descent. However, this is not the same as a Hindu and an African American realtionship becasue these people shared the west Indian culture in common. In other words I do not know of a woman who identifies with the African American culture and a man who identifies with any of the Indian cultures from India being married. The two cultures are so far apart in customs and values that it seems like they would not actually marry. Especially since one, the Hindu culture, traditionally forbids unnaranged marriage, marriage outsid eof the religion, marriage outside of caste and also marriage outside of their percieved race. That does not mean it does not happen. In fact I'm sure that in this world there has to be atleats one example, although i doubt it will be a documented fact, because of the sensitive nature of the subject. I was drawn to your question for two reasons. One, because the answer posted was short and trite. Two because I myself joined an interracial dating site and was e-mailed by a Pakistani man around my own age who is successful here in the states and grew up in Pakistan. We've been plannig to meet but I am somewhat leary for though he applies very progressive beliefs about the world and has found great success in doing so, his home culture is very explicit about forsaking dark skin and entering into a marriage that is NOT arranged. For all intents and purposes he is his own person, but one can never tell how deeply another is affected by the values of their home culture. Not without asking ofcourse. In any event, the answer to your question is most likely yes. I am investigating HOW it is true though, which is why i googled and found this topic. If i find anything I will post it back here. Happy reasearching to you.