Thank you for being honest enough to admit that. I imagine that very few Black Africans are going to get too upset with English-descent white South Africans for wanting to maintain an Anglo-Saxon (or white) line of descendants. After all, they are proudly "English." However, I can understand the rolling of eyes with exasperation at the Afrikaners who strongly want to be considered "African" but don't want their families to intermarry with Africans. That, on the face of it, is absurd.<quoted text>
No your assessment is accurate. But i believe that most racial groups feel uncomfortable with, lets say their sister marrying a person from another racial group. You don't have to look hard to find blogs where black women are upset about black men dating white females. I think like in america, where black people are a minority group, their feelings against intermarrying are stronger. In South Africa most whites English and Afrikaans, would not like to see their daughters or sons intermarrying...
Actually, 90% or more of Black Americans approve of interracial marriage. That doesn't mean that all black parents want a white son-in-law or daughter-in-law, but it does mean that the vast majority will accept such in-laws into their family. With White Americans, the acceptance rate is lower but still in the strong majority. For example, 71% of white adults approve of a white man dating a black woman.<quoted text>...I can definitely tell you if a white Dutchman from Holland or a German or Brit married an Afrikaner they are not considered an "traditional Afrikaner". It does not make a person less South African if they want white grandchildren lol. If your argument is valid, then black Americans cannot call themselves Americans. As many people in their minority group, do not want to see their children intermarrying with white Americans.
In the American context, part of being seen as "all-American" comes through assimilation. For many ethnic minorities this comes through marriage outside their ethnic group -- as well as across the color line for some ethnic groups who are non-white. Jews are a very good example of the "all American" identity: they are widely accepted by the vast majority of Americans and are also known to be very tolerant people who easily intermarry with others even as they maintain their own traditions.
Personally, I think that Afrikaners should just accept being "South African" and leave it at that. Nothing wrong with wanting to keep your family white while also wanting to be "South African." But to try to move beyond that with the claim of "We are Africans too!" rings very hollow. LOL - sorry, but it sounds silly.