Pros And Cons Of Interracial Relationships

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Interracial Relationships Parker Ligori Streator Township High School Streator, Illinois Fall 2017 Interracial Relationships Interracial marriages have increased from 3% in 1980, to 8.4% in 2010, (Bialik, 2014). According to the survey that was given to the Sociology class, an interracial relationship is defined as a marriage that occurs between two people from two different races of ethnic groups. Interracial relationships were not legal until 1967, when the supreme court heard the Loving v. Virginia case, where Mr. loving was put into jail, and later banished from Virgina for breaking the law, when he married a non-white female, (Wang, 2017). The purpose of this research paper is to express the pros,…show more content…
In 1942 the Arizona Supreme court ruled that a mixed person could not marry anyone. (Chicago Public Library, 2015) Any law of this matter was appealed in all 50 states due to the supreme court ruling on the Loving v. Virginia case. 19% of the marriages in the city of Chicago are interracial. This number is increasing and higher than the national record of 16%. Studies show that Asians and Hispanics in the United States are more likely to engage in an interracial relationship; about 33% of married Asian-Americans, and 25% of married Hispanic-Americans are engaged in a interracial relationship, (Wong & McCoppin, 2017). In conclusion interracial marriages have become more common; however the acceptance of interracial marriages is still low. The Loving v. Virginia case played a key role in the acceptance of interracial relationships. One pro of an interracial relationship is are that the couple gets to experience each other’s culture and how they differ from their own. Another pro is that the couple gets to remove themselves from the ideology associated with their culture. A con of an interracial relationship is that the couple has to live with the assumptions of their peers, about their relationship. A final con of an interracial relationship is that there will always be racism, from someone who thinks their culture is better than another. While interracial relationships…show more content…
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