Interracial Relationships Sex and Marriage Essay

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In the modern world today, there are still people that are bigots who view interracial relationships and marriage as undesirable. However, the view is contentious given that the law that allows interracial relationships and marriages was enacted in 1960. Before then, it was prohibited and against the law to have a relationship with someone from a different race let alone getting married to them. Basing this context from the film Jungle Fever that tries to describe a non-healthy relationship between races, we learn how people viewed and perceived these relationships. The main culprits of this film are flipper and Angie. Flipper is an affluent and successful architect who is currently married, while Angie is a new secretary at her…show more content…
At another instance, Flipper’s parents present a harsh environment for the two to the extent that one day they are denied dinner. He later confronts his friend Cyrus for exposing his secret. Cyrus defends himself by saying that it was his wife Vera who spread the rumor. While taking a stroll in the streets, they happen to encounter some social problems where a waiter fails to take their order at a restaurant. He complains to the waiter who berates him for his action of dating a girl from another race. Flipper and Angie later leave the place and start moving along the street. They make jokes and fun and in the process Flipper tries to force himself on her. The incident is interpreted wrongly by the police who accuse him of rape. Angie comes to his rescue and tells the officers that all is well. From the film, it evident that people have a certain mentality that people from different races should not be involved in a relationship or marry. Once one is in a relationship like that, people perceive you as an outcast. Even parents change their perspective towards their children. That is evident in the part where Flipper’s parents refuse to give him food when they discover that he is having a relationship with a woman from another race. Flipper’s best friend is responsible for exposing him. It is through his action that we see
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