It is very rewarding to love someone who is different from you in terms of race, culture, identity, religion, and more. When we are open with each other, we can broaden each other's perspectives, approach the world in different ways, and even find that there is a connection in our differences. Unfortunately, interracial couples can still experience difficulties at times by virtue of the fact that racism exists in our society on a deep level. Ideally, love should have no bounds in this regard. However, in reality, other people may harbor negativity or judgment about an interracial couple. Partners in an interracial marriage must take on these issues together while maintaining empathy and support for each other's experiences.
The Effects of Interracial Marriage on Children
How do Americans really feel about interracial couples?
Recent years have seen increases in both interracial adolescent romances and portrayals of young interracial relationships. How does fear of judgment affect these couples? We demonstrate that youth involved in romantic interracial relationships may be using some of the techniques proposed by this theory to avoid stigmatization when in public, such as avoiding letting others know about their partner, not introducing him or her to their parents, or not holding hands in public. Young interracial couples may also find themselves without models. Interracial relationships have increased significantly in both number and visibility, however, since , when Vaquera and Kao published their paper. They report that in , 2. This on-screen trend extends to advertising, with increasing numbers of commercials and print ads featuring interracial couples.
Loving V. Virginia
Interracial dating isn't without its problems, but today interracial relationships enjoy more support in the United States than they have at any point in history. While two decades ago, fewer than half of Americans approved of interracial marriage , now 65 percent of all Americans support such relationships, and 85 percent of young people do. Attitudes toward interracial marriage are so progressive that some people prefer to exclusively date interracially. But are they doing so for the wrong reasons?
When I was growing up, I would sometimes hear people in my family talk about interracial marriage, and whether different cultures colliding could work within marriage. I decided to do a little research about this topic to clear up some questions that I had and that others may have about this. What does the Bible say about interracial marriage?