Mailvox: What about MEEEEE?

Fortunately, I now have an answer for every “whataboutmeeist” who is in some sort of mixed-race marriage, interracial relationship, has mixed-race children, or has a half-Chinese step-brother married to a Filippino woman who has adopted Congolese orphans. Read this paper:

When competition between groups becomes violent the female of a mixed marriage and her offspring are often vulnerable to violence by not only the group from which her male partner is assigned but also to violent acts by members of the group with which she is identified. When the goal of an adversary is to eliminate manifestations of identity the role of the individual within a society, including children and other non-combatants, is of little consequence. Using the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda as a focus this essay takes a bio-social and cultural comparative approach in exploring the situational factors underlying genocidal behavior wherein the woman in a mixed conjugal union and her offspring are disproportionately vulnerable to violence. The possible co-evolvement of individual behaviors with group-level institutions is considered as worthy of more focused attention in an attempt to understand the intense vulnerability of some women and children in environments of lethal conflict.

Be sure to bookmark the URL, as no doubt it will prove useful for commenters here in answering the inevitable questions from the What About Me crowd in the future.

And to all of those who have wonderful [nationality] [family members] and wish to dispute the probable outcome of mass immigration and demographic change in their [political entity], I cordially invite you to take the matter up with Ralph Hartley at the Department of Anthropology, University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.


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