Disadvantages of interracial dating
People can be quick to judge, and mixed couples often do not gain support right away, if they ever do gain support from their friends and family.While families are usually somewhat against intermarriage, society is what puts the most pressure on mixed couples.Without their parents support, a marriage between Jim and Ella will be very difficult.Kyle Spencer also reports about parental disapproval of mixed couples.As a result of committed parents, their children are raised in a very close family.The family sticks together and there is a true sense of belonging for the children.
Jim Lobe says, “The number of interracial marriages in the United States increased more than tenfold between 19, according to a new report which concludes that U. attitudes towards interracial dating and marriage have undergone a ‘sea change’ over the past generation” (32).
Inter-religious relationships can be even harder to maintain because of pressure from society.
When a Sunni Muslim and a Shiite Muslim married, “Terrorists, most likely from Al Qaeda, destroyed the Shiites’ Askariya Mosque in Samarra, and Shia militants responded by attacking dozens of Sunni mosques, including two in the local neighborhood of Adhamiya” (Dehghanpisheh, Nordland, and Hastings 24).
Society is what plants the idea of disapproval of inter-relations to parents when they are growing up.
George Yancey, Ph D, a black sociology professor at the University of North Texas says, “…the notion [of white supremacy] stayed with us after the [Civil] war, when it was used to legitimize segregation, discriminatory separate-but-equal laws, and legal bans of mixed-race marriages” (Spencer 133).
fall in love, neither differences in race nor religion can prevent them from tying the knot.