Cons of interracial dating and marriage
The hatred between the two different religions is intense, which makes it extremely difficult for the couple to live even remotely comfortably.When facing such intense opposition of their marriage from society, what is the couple to do?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.Without their parents support, a marriage between Jim and Ella will be very difficult.Kyle Spencer also reports about parental disapproval of mixed couples.fall in love, neither differences in race nor religion can prevent them from tying the knot.Mixed couples become almost blind to their polar lifestyles and backgrounds after forming a serious relationship.
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).Besides society influencing parents of mixed couples in the past, society continues to directly put pressure on mixed couples.“When…Taye Diggs and…Idina Menzel received death threats last year that mentioned their biracial marriage, it served as an unpleasant reminder that mixed-race couples are still confronted by prejudice – sometimes in aggressive forms” (Spencer 132).‘He had this ridiculous mental picture of his baby girl out working in a field for a bunch of white folks’” (132).Again, similarly to the Asian-Caucasian couple, their father showed disapproval of their relationship based on past experience or teachings.
This shows that the perception of intermarriage is taking a more positive spin in the publics view and that there are advantages to intermarriage. With racism and discrimination down, people feel less threatened and are able to explore relationships which may not have been possible in the past.