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Some forums can only be seen by registered members. the mainstream media always hype up rare oddities like that. I couldn't speak for individual opinions on the matter, but I do notice that Baton Rouge dwellers typically see some of the Florida Parishes, where this incident took place, as a more backwoods, small town type of environment.

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I'm particularly interested in Asian-White, not so much Black-White, as I'm white and my husband is Japanese. I couldn't speak for individual opinions on the matter, but I do notice that Baton Rouge dwellers typically see some of the Florida Parishes, where this incident took place, as a more backwoods, small town type of environment.

We're both educated professionals, so not students, considering a job offer in Baton Rouge. But I can't answer for the countless other idiots out there in the world. I know of several inter-racial couples via work or some friends of mine that live nearby (in Baton Rouge).

Obviously, being in the south, black-white and possibly white/black-islamic are probably the most scrutinized I see down here. They tell me that they don't really have much of a problem...then again, they live in East Baton Rouge.

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I’ve written extensively about my experiences as a Southerner. My good friend Jennifer pointed me to a video series from the Baton Rouge Advocate, titled Living Interracial.

I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grew up in a small rural town outside of the state’s capital. The project is comprised of video interviews of 11 interracial couples, four stories and two photo galleries. Partly because I empathize with struggles and resistance the couples faced.Partly because they still experience backlash because they fell in love with someone of a different race.Some of the couples were only recently married, in 2011. Bernell and I attended high school together, though he was a year ahead of me.I didn’t really know him, but in a community as small as ours, you sort of “knew” everyone.I do remember that he’s always had a great sense of humor. Jeffery tells his stepson that when others look at him, they see him as black kid. That could easily happen to Sophia and Jaxson if we were living in Louisiana. There’s an eye opening story about the unique challenges mixed race kids face in the South.Watching Jeffery Braxton speak about his wife Vivian’s stepson reaffirmed my decision not to raise my kids in Louisiana. Warren and Sherri Crockett plan their lives a bit differently.