My claim is the simple fact that interracial relationships should not be represented by color. It should be the love, passion and truth that the couple holds. I have come to realize that negative opinions on interracial relationships will always be in society. It is just like having an opinion about what your favorite food is, or who should be president. Each and every person is going to argue what their opinion is, which they have a right to according to the fourth amendment. Being a woman in an interracial relationship, I have come to realize to ignore everyone’s opinions and as long as I’M happy that’s all that matters. I do not understand why people in 2011 still tend to look at people by color. I do not see the problem, no matter what race, what ethnicity; we all have the same body parts, deal with a lot of same issues, who cares if we celebrate different holidays, and believe in a different god. Every race or even in the same race people have different beliefs so what’s the color mean? As you read further into my paper I will be expressing three supporting topics that I believe justifies my beliefs in interracial relationships. I will also explain and add my personal experience throughout my relationship.
My proposition to you, my classmates is too try to understand the definition of love in a relationship not what the relationship looks like on the outside but looking inside. If you would look into my relationship, you would see real love, honesty, companionship, and commitment. I know we all tend to judge I am even guilty of it, but think of how better of a person you would if you accepted everyone for who they are. You have gotten to know me throughout the semester. Do I seem like a horrible person to you for having an interracial relationship? I would hope that you all would still look at me the same since the first day in class when we all met. If you do have a changed opinion about me then that is your own fault for being a close minded person.
Interracial relationships have been going on since as early as the 1920’s if not earlier; the fight for acceptance has remained going on for decades. C. Mcclain (2011) explains that the acceptance of interracial romance began sometime in the 1960’s. It wasn’t until 1967 during the Supreme Court case Loving vs. Virginia that had begun the change of interracial romance.
My first support to my argument is love. Love is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection. In the definition you do not see anything about race or ethnicity. Love is patient and kind, it is never jealous, love is never boastful or conceited, it is never rude or selfish, it does not take offence, nor is it resentful. Love takes no pleasure in others’ sins but delights in the truth; it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes. Love does not come to an end. There are three things that last, faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:4) This is the best way I can describe love, no matter what race, what ethnicity, even if you are green with pink polka dots that doesn’t matter. As long as you carry those things that I have listed above in your relationship, you shall overcome the opinions and judgments of others together as one.
According to C. McClain (2011) (p.10) he found the following in the United States census: Census reported 51,000 Black/White marital couples in the U.S in 1960. The numbers rose to 65,000 in 1970, 121,000 in 1980, and 213,000 in 1991 (Kennedy,2003:126). By 2002, there were 395,000 Black/White Marriages U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2004). As you can see in C. Mcclain (2011) results, they had raised after the case of Virginia vs. Loving. They were still frowned upon, but that was just personal opinion. The number is still rising to this day.
According to the 2000 Census, E. Childs (2005) (p.1) interracial relationships only counted for 1.9 percent of all marriages. The majority of these