Interracial Relationships

analytical Essay
2008 words
2008 words

Interracial Relationships For centuries human beings have been on a quest for love. As time has passed, this search has lead to mixing of races and resulted in interracial relationships, both long-term couples and casual dating. An interracial relationship is defined by the Webster dictionary as intimacies between two people of different races. “I had no idea when I immigrated to the U.S in 1996, I would fall in love with a black girl,” said Dirk Schwartz. Immigration has boosted the number of interracial relationships by increasing the chances of meeting people from different culture and racial backgrounds. Schwartz, a 28-year-old investment broker, grew up in Berlin, the biggest city in Germany, where he and his friends dated blond haired and blue eyed girls, never imagining that there was anything else. Thought to be a “melting pot,” the United States has many different ethnic groups causing people to consider and engage in romantic relationships outside of their race. “When I was small I always liked girls with dark hair and tanned skin, but I never told anyone or acted on it, because it was taboo,” said Schwartz. The United States gives people like Schwartz freedom from ridicule and negative attitudes they would face in there own countries. Men and women from all races are not limited to what is norm, but can explore different cultures. For the last four years, Schwartz has had a beautiful, loving and caring relationship with a black 24-year-old women named Jennet. Janet who is originally from Trinidad and Tobago said, “Schwartz has made so many positive changes in my life, and has introduced me to a life style I never knew.” According to the Census Bureau, immigrant populations will conti... ... middle of paper ... ...ant differences in sex or university rank between those who were open to interracial involvement and those who were not. However, they did find significant differences in regard to race, cohabitation experience, previous interracial dating experience and openness to cohabit. In looking at the significant difference in regard to race, Knox et al. found that Blacks were twice as likely as Whites (83% vs. 43%) to report that they were open to involvement in an interracial relationship. “I know that I would have never dating a black guy if I had not come to Northeastern University,” said Ammie Cassai a 23-year-old Political Science Major. Cassai just recently started dating a NU Basketball player, whose name she will not reveal. The two meet at the library and began to have regularly conversation. * The names in this article have been changed on request.

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that having a white girlfriend was not an issue for wilson, because he grew up in all white neighborhoods.
  • Explains that interracial relationships have led to mixing of races and resulted in intimacies between two people of different races.
  • Explains that wilson and lynn went to the same high school and were introduced by wilson's sister. the breakdown of segregation made it possible for relationships like theirs to exist.
  • Explains that according to the u.s. census bureau, one out of every 20 marriages is interracial. there were to 246,000 blacks married to whites in this country last year.
  • Explains that lynn's first interracial relationship with wilson is her third. she comes from a conservative family where the idea of dating anyone other than white guy was not acceptable.
  • Explains that telephones and cell phones have improved interracial relationships, as they made talking across great distance possible.
  • Analyzes the attitudes of college students toward interracial dating, done by robin m. elkthunder, a professor of psychology at the missouri western state college.
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