Interracial relates to marriages, relationships, or dating between different races. In the 2000 census, there were 1.6 million interracial marriages in America. The number has undoubtedly increased. One important center is Montclair, NY where mixed-race babies are the norm.
Rebutting 2 common arguments against interracial mixing: 1. interracial mixing doesn't erase culture, because it promotes tolerance BETWEEN cultures, and the mixed children will be aware of many cultures, so that this world will have more SMART, DIVERSIFIED ppl instead of ethnocentric, ignorant ppl. It may lead to world peace.
2. Interracial mixing doesn't harm Asian men or black women because the reason these 2 groups are "losing" is based on their own behavior and media stereotypes. Commonly, Asian men act ethnocentric and lacking social skills to interact with Americans of all races, similarly Black women are also resistant to other races. So, if both groups would be more open and confident at parties, dating sites, whatever, they would find great success in taking risks, and ignoring the foolish advice of traditional parents.
Though some parents are liberal, others, especially Puritans and 1st-gen immigrants, tend to restrict their children to their own race. In this case, the children must realize they're the future, this is their life, and their parents are bound by the false ropes of a by-gone age, so they must make the decision themselves.
We need to understand racism and why ppl hate interracial mixing, which i call "individuality interaction", since individuals interact based on personality, not appearances of race. And listen to your heart, not just your peers and parents.
Jon: I have many friends in interracial marriages, but I'm too scared to risk rejection from the opposite sex or my parents' anger.
Sally: You shouldn't fear either, since life is short and every decision you make you should make for yourself. Parents are living in a modern world too; this world requires individuality and experience to succeed. That's why romantic success often is interracial, b/c by looking past appearances, you'll find that one true soulmate whose personality matches you perfectly. And then it'll all be worth it, the criticisms, self-doubt, etc. Just be brave.
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