Essay on The Evolving Attitude Towards Biracial Couples in Society

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In 1950, just 59 years ago, marrying a member of another race was banned in 30 states including Maryland. Biracial dating has come a long way since then though. Once a subject that had a lot of opposition is now becoming more accepted. Although there are people who still may be against it dating is a personal decision, color should not be a determining factor and people are free to love whoever they choose. Many people seem to think that their approval is necessary when it comes to someone they know dating another person. During an interview with Dr. John Lucero he was asked based on his own experiences, who he felt should be able to decide who should be in a relationship. Based on his own references he believed that parents should have …show more content…
Everyone one is similar to an extent, but every individual has that something that makes them unique. Color should not be a factor in deciding whether or not to date someone. We should to be able to look further than just skin deep and begin to love people for who they are. Most biracial couples will say it was not the skin color that they were attracted to but the compatibility with the other individual (Socha and Diggs 150). We are all the same color on the inside, we all bleed the same, and we all hurt the same; so is it only our pigment that really makes us different? And if that is the case and we are all the same race shouldn’t even be an issue when deciding who to love. We are all humans regardless of the color of our skin. People cannot help who they become attracted to and if even if they can help it they are free to love whoever they want. People become attracted to certain type of people and fall in love with a certain type of person, and there is no shame in that. In the United States Constitution our 1st Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”

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