Interracial Relationships And Its Impact On African American Women

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There are many people in this world who believe that the conjunction of interracial relationships are disrespectful. This feeling and thought originated in the 1900s when slavery was at an all-time high. In early America, during slavery white slave owners would rape the African American women and somehow it would be the woman’s fault. As far as African American men, if they as so much glanced at a white woman they would be brutally beat or so much as even killed. However, as times have changed, society has come to grips with the thought of individuals dating and marrying outside of their race. There still are some cultures who are totally against it but most of society agrees with it. Personally I agree with interracial relationships. My husband and I are two different races, I am African American and my husband is Caucasian, we are currently expecting our first child and I couldn’t be more excited. This is very important to my husband and I because we know that our child will be socially, cognitively, and emotionally affected in many ways.
Erik Erickson was a German psychologist known for his contribution to psychology with his theory of development. Erikson became known for his eight stages of development that occurred throughout infancy, childhood, and adulthood. The development of a bi-racial child will be significantly impacted, according to Erikson’s stages of development stage five is known as “identity versus role confusion.” This stage occurs during ages 13 to…

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