There definitely exist pros and cons about interracial dating and or marriage. One of the major pros is that any person has the opportunity to choose any other person ill-relevant to their race. They have the opportunity to fall in love with and ultimately marry, then start a family with someone regardless of their race. This is the one and only consideration that I consider people should use when thinking of interracial relationships. We are all equal under God’s eyes, and we should have the same freedom of choice when considering our significant other. Sometimes friends or family can be against such decisions and be less than supportive. Often the rejection of close relatives happens due to the numerous stereotypes that still exist today. They can start looking for specific reasons or clues that motivated two people to become a couple or to get married. Families might disapprove because they want pure bred babies by being in an
OB 2 interracial relationship could destroy thousands of year old bloodlines. Their inner circle may look down at them because they themselves may have discrimination or fear of other races Generations and age seem to affect the openness towards the interracial relations. Studies have shown that generational factors and influences are strong. When we are young we seem to be more open in our choices. The younger generations of people are more favorable to mixtures between the races. However, parents who are older often express disapproval of their own children marrying someone of another race.
The study conducted by the Cornell University led to the conclusion that “although more young adults are dating and cohabiting with someone of a different race, the study found that interracial relationships are considerably less likely than same-race relationships to lead to marriage, though this trend has weakened in recent years. Interracial couples also face some barriers that most other married people do not because they come from the same race or culture. There are external factors that create friction and annoyances in the relationships. Difference in cultures endures diverse ethnical, moral and value foundations that effect the perceptions of family, society and individual lifestyles.
When such foundations are operating together with the foundations of different cultural roots, disagreements and problems can sometimes occur. Interracial relationships are often not intercultural ones because in the US people of various races are OB 3 sharing the same cultural background. Prejudice against interracial marriage is more obvious in some parts of the country than others. For members of interracial couples, this bias can be difficult to ignore. Interracial couples report feeling as though their family, friends, and society at large are more disapproving of their relationships than do same-race couples. Research indicates that couples who experience such a lack of social approval and acceptance for their relationships typically do not fare well.
The more disapproval individuals perceive with respect to their relationships, the more likely they are to break-up in the future. Interracial couples who live in unsupportive environments often find it more challenging to stay together. America and the white race have come a long way since the first time they had brought slaves to this country. Now, African-American are guaranteed to same rights as everyone else and are treated the same. Society needs to consider the feelings of interracial couples. A person may not agree with interracial relationships, but they do not need to discriminate against them. Even today in the year 2013, society has its problems with interracial relationships. Through education and the way couples raise their children, the problem or problems facing interracial couples will diminish. Interracial marriages have become more and more popular as the years go on. However, our country is still very racially distinguished. The rate of interracial marriage has risen dramatically
OB 4 in recent years, but support for these relationships still has a way to go. As attitudes become more favorable, interracial relationships are likely to strengthen and continue to increase in number.