Racial Relations: Dating Interratially

1085 Words Jun 21st, 2018 5 Pages
While sitting in a small circle eating lunch, my friends and I somehow got onto the topic of dating. We all confessed who may or may not have our current attention and amongst my very diverse group of friends, one of them, a Hispanic, said she was interested in dating a white male. In response, another friend asked, “you like those white boys don’t you?”. It was a simple joke as all of my friends are open into interracial dating, but there are many people in American society who do not feel the same way. In fact, there are quite a lot of people who oppose interracial dating. This paper will discuss the topic of interracial dating amongst Whites (Caucasians), Blacks (anyone of African American descent), Asians (anyone of Asian descent), …show more content…
Collins was right in regards that white women have the privilege of “naiveté when concerning interracial relationships” because there are other women of minority groups who do think about the topic as opposed to white women who “don’t think anything about it” (Collins 1991). Lastly, the geographic theory states that specific regions of the country are more likely to have interracial couples than other parts of the country. While reading Claire E. Sterk’s article, “Tricking and Tripping: Prostitution in the Era of AIDS”, I found most of her article to be very informative and detailed. After reading her article, I gained a deeper perspective of prostitutes and it made me look at prostitution, as well as my topic on interracial dating, from a more anthropological point of view. From an anthropological point of view, by learning from their first hand experiences and hearing their stories, she was effectively able to gather information for her research and disregard the assumptions that prostitutes are bad people. Sterk was engaged in her research and even became emotionally connected to her research, which indicates an invested reporter. I also learned that her methods in regards to her fieldwork proved to be effective. She built relationships with the women in order to actually get honest information out of the women and did not judge the women according to society’s standards. Throughout the article, Sterk also
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