Is Society Against Interracial Dating?

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Interracial relationships have long been a key issue in societies since the beginning of time. Many people find the mixing of races disgusting and immoral. The question is, should they? In my opinion the answer is no, however, this paper is not about my opinions, but about how others, who are supposed Christians view this very same topic. America was founded to be a nation where everyone would have the freedom to do what he or she believed was right. However, it has notably been one of the countries in the world that has the biggest problems with race mixing. Fortunately, today this controversy over interracial relationships in general has seemed to die down. Unfortunately, these seemingly racists beliefs have not disappeared from our society altogether. It would be my opinion that the majority of people who have problems with multicultural people, as well as the mixing of the races, are opposed because of ignorance. They do not understand other cultures and nationalities and therefore, in part, fear them. Either way, the goal of this paper is to find out how a small sample of today's Christian society will view interracial relationships, dating, as well as marriage.

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"As Americans struggle with racially charged issues from affirmative action to record-breaking immigration, high school students have started a quiet revolution that could signal a shift in the way the nation will come to look at race." According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll of teen-agers across the country, fifty-seven percent of teens who go out on dates say they've been out with someone of another race or ethnic group. Not just interracial dating has seen a rise, but also interracial marriages. There were nearly 1.3 million married interracial couples in 1994, the Census Bureau reported, four times the numbers in 1970. In most cases, many of the teens polled in this survey said that their parents were not a major obstacle in this issue. Sixty-four percent of teens say...
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