Well, my friend Anthony Bradley surely thinks so. Here's why:
My Latino and African American brothers who are being recruited into various predominantly white evangelical tribes--away from your traditional, racially homogenous church tribes--if you're single, and don't have a vision for an interracial marriage, moving ahead too fast is probably, de facto, you enlisting into a life of celibacy. You're inadvertently taking a celibacy vow (and you're not even Catholic).

(Of course, this does not apply at all if you're joining the ranks of InterVarsity. InterVarsity is clearly the most racially healthy organization evangelicals can claim. If there's one on your campus go to it and as many InterVarsity conferences as you can. You will not a find a campus ministry organization that's this good on race stuff. An exceptoin also might hold if you're Southern Baptist because of the number of large black SBC churches).

Fellas, keep these things in mind:

(1) Fellas, if you think you're going to make a move into the conservative evangelicalism sub-culture (where you can be a star) you may want to stay in your racially defined Christian sub-culture as long as you can--as this will reduce your chances of celibacy.

(2) If anyone asks you, "hey, are you open to interracial marriage?" and that person is not interracially married, don't waste your time talking to them. They have no idea what they just asked you and are clueless about the implications. Change the subject to football or something so you don't get too mad. If interracial marriage had been an actual or desirable option for them they would have done it, and since they didn't, there's no point in talking to them. They won't really understand. Many obviously don't really think it was a good idea, otherwise. . .

(3) Black guys, an AME pastor cautioned me when I was in seminary with this: "If you ever want to ruin your ministry to the black community, marry a white girl." Unfortunately guys, you know this is true. Marrying a white woman means that you'll never have credibility in the black community again and should expect to never preach or teach in a black church ever again. It's a sad truth, except maybe in the Word of Faith movement where it's slightly more accepted.
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