Interracial Marriage

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Destiny Frazier
April 19, 2013
Alexandra Alessandri
ENC1102
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In her essay "The Evil Eye," Wanda Coleman explores society's unacceptance of interracial marriages. Coleman explains what she goes through on a day to day basis dealing with the negativity of society towards her being an African American woman married to a Jewish Caucasian man. When talking about interracial marriage or even interracial dating, it can be a polemical subject. Interracial marriage is increasing in the United States since the US Supreme Court put a ban against them in 1967. It goes back in history why interracial marriage is frowned upon, religion, culture, dealing with race, and stereotypes. The price you have to pay dealing with race alone to this day has yet to stop, society are just stuck in its ways.

Interracial marriage is not just the problem it goes way back in history, when African Americans were separated from Caucasians. African Americans fought for their civil rights to get racial justice, “Fighting for desegregation and against discrimination and the denial by society of their legitimate claim to equal human and civil rights, were acts of courage in the prevailing climate of police brutality and lynching” (Minnesota Historical Society). As time went on African Americans started to stand up and fight for what is right, desegregation and equality of all people. It started with well known leaders we all know of today such as, Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, W. E. B. Du Bois, Al Sharpton, Malcolm X, and the list goes on. As you can see the racial part in interracial is deeper than many young people today know about.

Culture is a way of life, how you do things according to your beliefs. Being in an interracial marriage culture is a common bump in the road. Each individual has different beliefs towards things such as religion, parenting, and traditions. Those simple differences make a big difference. You have to be able...
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