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Interracial Relationships Essay

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Racism is a national epidemic. Racial equality and civil rights reach across societal boundaries to protect everyones individuality. Although our nation is based on equality, racism persists and creates numerous societal problems. One increasing problem facing America under the guise of racism is the topic of interracial relationships.

In 1960 there were about 150,000 interracial marriages compared with 1.5 million in 1990(IIA).

Being a part of an interracial relationship in our racist society can be very difficult. There are many reasons for this. I
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Another is what people say, or do in public. People may stare, or think, "What's that Black man doing with that White woman?" This causes turbulence in a relationships, and possible separation.

Deciding whom you fall in love with isn't always your choice. It almost seems you have to fall in love with somebody because they are the same race. Though that can be one reason for falling in love, there are many others.

There are also many other pressures around us that try to convince us whom to fall in love with, such as parents and friends.
Parents are an important influence on whom we fall in love with. We would all like to live up to our parents expectations as far as whom we bring home, but at the same time we also want to keep the ones we love happy. This is where the trouble starts.

The majority of American parents want their son or daughter to be with people of their own race. I stumbled into a conversation with a young man about interracial relationships; particularly those involved with a black woman. He said his mom would "kill" him if he ever brought home a Black woman to meet his mother. He said his mom would first ask if he were crazy, then most likely disown him. This shows the seriousness of such a topic. Parents may not want their
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