Analysis Of ' The Long Way Home ' Essay

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In the short stories, “The Long Way Home” and “How to date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or a Halfie”, races and homosexuality tremendously affect society in different ways. Both of these stories are very different but have similar relations to dating, one of races, and the second of gender and physical attributes of a homosexual. We live in a world where we get judged by every move we make, stereotypes seem acceptable, and where we will always be compared to the next person. In this century, profiling people by their race has become a social/economic norm, and being homosexual has become more widely accepting of others. Judging people based on their preferences isn 't right, we should let people live their lives the way they want even if it 's not socially or religiously accepted. “How to date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or a Halfie” was to shed light on how we let appearances mold how we view a person. Today a lot of African Americans, and just simply blacks view ALL white people the same. For example, most black people believe all white policemen kill. We automatically refer to all the past shootings of white policemen and black men or women. As far as dating, ethnicity and race can characterize a lot of things.. Dating someone who isn’t the same skin tone wasn’t always accepted so that’s why I think society has different standards. “Interracial marriages in the U.S are quite rare….members of other races are unlikely to marry outside their own group.”…

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