Essay about Interracial Marriage

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Interracial marriage also known as mixed marriage, miscegenation, exogamy, and multiracial, is a marriage between members of different races. It was just 44 years ago that interracial marriage was made fully legal throughout the United States, and it is becoming more common for members to marry outside of ones’ own race. The growth of interracial marriages in the United States corresponds with changes in the legal status of interracial marriages and what some would consider, little, but some changing of arrogance among Americans towards persons in interracial relationships. “Recent increases in interracial unions with Whites presumably reflect positive changes in American race relations as well as the blurring of racial boundaries and …show more content…
The causes of interracial couple conflicts are stemmed from many sources. One source in which conflicts arise comes from members of society. The views on non-Blacks and Blacks interracial marriage is frowned upon. Although interracial marriage is more common members of society are not fully in agreement with these mixed unions and there are opposing views on the idea of society acceptance of this union. For example, in the article by Batson et al. research findings examined explanations that social relationships and arrogance in American society intensely suggest a strong Black and non-Black racial gap. The implication for Blacks in American society is that interracial marriages with Whites will continue to be less common than they are for other non-Black racial minorities (2006). Discrimination against interracial couples doesn’t just end there, discrimination occurs at restaurants and other public areas, people stare as if they had just seen a ghost. Sixty-four percent of African American and Caucasian interracial couples experience undesirable public reaction. This negative response can be moderately minor, such as stares, but can also take the form of derogatory jokes and comments, and subpar services (Leslie & Letiecq, 2004).
Indeed, American society may contribute to the conflicts of interracial couples’ relationship and or marriage, but
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