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Interracial Dating

By | May 2008
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The Never Ending Blending

Sociology 101
Introduction

In the past few years there have been numerous studies and hundreds of research about interracial dating. People may wonder why there are studies for such a seemingly simple topic. After all, the media has now targeted gay and lesbian marriages so it would seem as if that topic would over shadow interracial dating. But because it does not get the main attention does not mean it is not an issue to many. There are millions of civilians who have come to accept the idea of dating outside their own ethnicity and would like to spread the idea of multiculturalism. On the flipside, however, there are still millions who still hold the belief that one must engage within their own race to preserve one’s own heritage, culture, and traditions.

But there are questions that still remain: Is interracial dating good for society? Is it bad for society? Is it right or is it wrong? Which social factors affect the standards of interracial dating? Social standards also influence both attitudes and actions toward interracial dating. Social standards in one’s environment may influence a person’s decision on what their own thoughts may be on dating among different races. Look at the environment in the border state of Arizona for instance. According to the latest census, Arizona is the fastest growing state and has grown to a population of more than six million. Arizona has a large Caucasian population with a rising Hispanic population, along with African-Americans, Asians, and has the 3rd highest population of Native Americans. With an environment where there are more diverse groups of people, interracial dating may be more accepted. Although interracial dating has gone up in the past two decades there are still racial barriers. However, due to the rise of multiculturism, there are many who are on the edge for a culture change. Blending

In Glendale, Arizona, there is a high school that holds 2,121...

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