Interracial dating culture clash
In 1991 a Gallop Poll found that, for the first time, more people in the United States approved of interracial marriages (48%) then disapproved (42%).6 Also the number of interracially married couples in the United States has gone from 150,000 couples in 1970 to 1.1 million in 1994 and the number of children born out of interracial marriages jumped from 460,300 in 1970 to 1.9 million in 1994.7 Furthermore, a Gallop Poll indicates acceptance for interracial marriages is growing. Three major justifications are explained by the author which are: White supremacy, protection of White womanhood, and the prevention of mixed race offspring.Sixty-one percent of White Americans are more likely to approve of such marriages today, compared to 4% in 1958.8 In addition, according to the U. Census Bureau, one in fifty marriages are interracial which is four times the number compared to 1970.9 Interracial marriages can include the union of Asians, Hispanics, Blacks, Whites, and any other group. The third justification was based on popular belief that children of interracial marriages were mentally and physically inferior to pure White race children.12 These racist beliefs concerning the inferiority of mixed race children were not confined to the uneducated masses.In their ugliest form, culture clashes are full blown racism, in their mildest form they exist as intolerence.Be it in a war zone or a school yard, culture clashes are not easy to deal with. What do you do when the cultural landscape of your family is at oods?Parting Comments Before Marriage – Stereotypes and Obstacles No matter your background, an interracial marriage will be met with obstacles on both sides.It is especially the case for the generation of people whose parents were immigrants, and they themselves were raised here.
The connection is just better because we can relate in many ways since we’ve had a similar upbringing.” Sarah (24), Congolese “I love my Ghanaian brothers, especially those who can speak my tribal language. Especially when telling jokes, it just doesn’t sound the same in English.” Nana (24), Ghanaian “I will be with anyone as long as they are compatible to me and I’m attracted to them. I’m British.” Christopher (28), Nigerian “As long as they are not Jamaican.” Bijoux (28), Congolese “Dating someone from your own background has far more positives than dating someone from another background, such as cultural understanding, speaking the same language etc. I’ve brought a Nigerian, Jamaican and Congolese home.
For example, a Pakistani trying to marry an Arab will no doubt hear many “Arabs are this…” or “Arabs are that…” type of comments.
Even those who marry within the race will often face problems in marrying outside the tribe, or people from a specific part of the same country, so much so that some people even consider these marriages to be against the norm.
By ibnabeeomar Muslim This is a post I have been thinking about writing for quite some time because I have a lot of thoughts on this issue (the reasons why may be obvious from the rest of this post) and I wanted to get them down and get some feedback from other Muslims. Societal Ramifications (focus on living in the US) 4.
During Marriage – Culture Clash, Confused Kids, and Bewildered in-Laws 3.
Teens from very rigid backgrounds struggle with the burden of a global awareness while dealing with a culture that is very set in it's ways.