In June of 1958, a white man and a half African-American and half American-Indian woman, both native citizens of Virginia, wed in South America.
Racial equality and civil rights reach across societal boundaries to protect everyones individuality.
Although our nation is based on equality, racism persists and creates numerous societal problems.
It is important not to confuse interracial dating with interracial marriage because there are distinct differences, implications, and data.
For example, more individuals are likely to interdate than to intermarry because dating is less of a commitment (Yancey).
There are currently 1.6 million interracial marriages in the United States, and that figure is continuing to grow (Duru, 2012).
Census Reports, interracial marriages have more than tripled between 1980 and today.
” My mother and grandmother always delivered this less-than-congratulatory retort at the sight of the recently married men in my family.
All three of the men, between thirty and forty years of age, tied the knot to white women, a taboo practice in my “traditional” black household.
[tags: psychology, intercultural romance] - Why do people stare at interracial couples and feel betrayed by the person of the same race.
How must the couple feel when people stare at them everywhere they go.
Statistics show that over 70% of American society has no problem with mixed race relationships, and 40% of Americans have already dated someone of another ethnicity.