Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The number of mixed marriages between Danes and immigrants has been halved in six years

Copenhagen Post:

Whether going to the chapel or the mosque to get married, Danes and immigrants from the country's four largest ethnic groups tied the knot only 146 times this year.

According to figures from Statistics Denmark, that is only half as many marriages as in 1999.

Author Inger Abildgaard, who wrote about multi-cultural marriages Grænseløs Kærlighed (Love Without Borders), told daily newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad that the decline could indicate a growing need among ethnic minorities to maintain their culture.

'Young people experience increasing resistance from their families about them marrying outside of their ethnic group, because it weakens the group's position in the country. Many immigrants feel threatened by the political rhetoric right now, but also by Danish culture as a whole. That's why they are trying to get back to their roots,' said Abildgaard.

She was surprised about the development, because one might expect immigrants to marry Danes more often as they become more integrated.

'The fact it hasn't gone that way shows that the mental distance between 'them' and 'us' is just as large as it always has been, if not more,' said Abildgaard.

Danes' growing hostility to mixed-race couples

4 Comments:

At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking from the male perspective, and having been to Denmark, where I saw many beautiful women, I can see this.

In general I would say, w/ the exception of white male/Asian female relationships, you see more miscegenation in Europe than in America; black-white relationships are definitely more common in Germany, from what I've seen.

No more attractive, however (IMO).

 
At 1:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In general I would say, w/ the exception of white male/Asian female relationships, you see more miscegenation in Europe than in America; black-white relationships are definitely more common in Germany, from what I've seen."

Hmm...I'm not so sure, there a lot of white women and black men hooking up here in the US. It's a big deal here. I do believe that BM/WF couplings are big in Germany, I don't know what a white female would see in a BM other than that White German males have been emasculated. They can't stand up for themselves for fear of being called Nazis. I just don't understand why a white women would want her kids to be dark complected and stupid on top of it? How revolting...

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger Adam Lawson said...

Only about 3% of Americans are mixed-race and they seem to be worse off than single-raced individuals.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Two Tone said...

Lawson, you are a walking tragedy.

Comments like yours illustrate deep ignorance and cowardice, and for that I feel sorry for you

 

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