Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Talking About Intermarriage

Have you ever thought of the term “hybrid”? A hybrid is the output of interbreed between two different species or varieties of animals or plants.
For example: you mate a donkey and a horse, and you’ll get a mule as a hybrid. The method of cross-breeding different varieties of plants has also been practiced for years by agriculturists in the effort of producing higher-quality crops.The aim is to minimize the downside and maximize the upside of each parent variety’s characteristics. The hybrid process has resulted in more abundant, larger and sweeter fruit than the parent varieties.
It is also quite true in case of people. It’s just that we don’t call it “cross-breeding;” it’s labeled “intermarriage”: the marital union between two people of different tribes or races. You might be familiar with the term “mulatto” (descendant from parents of black and white races). Mariah Carey and Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown are mulattos. Have you ever noticed how gorgeous and talented they are?
In my country, we’ve got dozens of tribes scattered all over the archipelago; some permit intertribe marriage, some don’t. Nonetheless, I can’t help but notice that children with parents of different tribes tend to possess higher intelligence and better physical features and stamina than those who are not.
Curious, isn’t it? Is it all about DNA or intercultural family life?
Beat me… All I’m suggesting is that we really should be open to options, and when it comes to getting eternally bound to someone outside our tribe or race, I’d say: right on!

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