Often, intercultural marriages, more than interracial marriages (for not all people from different cultures differ in the color of their skin), encounter greater difficulties within the relationship.
Cultural practice and prejudice is often more difficult to overcome than is skin color.
Finally, as the old saying goes, when you marry the person, you marry the whole family.
One must be prepared to encounter familial ostracization and condemnation.
In America, as we continue to see the influx of people from all different cultures, who have all different colors of skin, it is imperative that we search the Scriptures so see how we should live.
Actually, the prohibitions were not strictly against Jewish-Gentile marriages as racial mixture, but against believer-unbeliever marriages (cf. Solomon was judged for marrying, not simply foreign women, but foreign women who believed in false gods.
We have also seen that God's plan of salvation includes drawing his people from every nation, tribe, people and language.
May we have this same desire, eschewing all forms of racism and ungodly prejudice.
For anyone considering marrying a person with different skin color or from a different culture, there are consequences that must be taken into consideration.
Thankfully, God does not judge humans by mere external appearances.
Though humans have a tendency to judge people by how they look, including their skin color, God does not judge us by color; He judges the heart.