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.
The relationships formed are very close, as the couple must be devoted to deal with any pressure they receive from their family or society.
The couple is frequently reminded that they are two separate people from different cultures that should not belong together.Society is what plants the idea of disapproval of inter-relations to parents when they are growing up.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).Though mixed couples are often scrutinized and put under great pressure from their families and society, the trend of intermarriage will continue to grow and have a very positive affect on the families formed. Miller, an Asian woman, introduced her Caucasian boyfriend Jim to her family, she said, “He [her father] shook Jim’s hand and grunted while looking away when they were introduced.For the most part, parents of mixed couples do not accept inter-racial and inter-religious relationships, or are at least hesitant about the idea at first. At dinner, he ignored Jim completely, speaking only in Chinese to my aunt (who, incidentally, was surprised to discover he could even speak Chinese)” (Miller 80).fall in love, neither differences in race nor religion can prevent them from tying the knot.