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3 Reasons Why Interracial Marriages Are Becoming More CommonToday.

3 Reasons Why Interracial Marriages Are Becoming More CommonToday.
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Interracial Marriage equally known as Biracial Marriage is the term used to describe marriages that take place between people who are from different racial or ethnic groups. Intercultural marriages are defined as marriages between people who come from two different cultural backgrounds. (encyclopedia)

Using the US as our reference point, interracial marriage was already illegal in several U.S. states, when the term miscegenation was coined in 1863. (Before that, it was called "amalgamation".) The first laws banning interracial marriage were introduced in the late 17th century in the slave-holding colonies of Virginia (1691) and Maryland (1692). 

Interracial marriage in the United States has been fully legal in all U.S. states since the 1967 Supreme Court decision that deemed anti-miscegenation state laws unconstitutional, with many states choosing to legalize interracial marriage at much earlier dates. (Wikipedia)

Since then, the US alone has seen interracial marriages grow from 310,000 in 1970 to 651,000 in 1980, to 964,000 in 1990, to 1,464,000 in 2000 and to 2,340,000 in 2008; accounting for 0.7%, 1.3%, 1.8%, 2.6% and 3.9% of the total number of married couples (Wikipedia)

Based on these statistics, interracial marriages are constantly growing, not just in the US but in the world as a whole. The level of acceptance of interracial marriages is higher in this generation than any other generation in the past. Most millennials from 18-39 years of age are accepting of and support interracial marriages today. 

The level at which interracial marriages are today is due to some factors that have greatly influenced it. Three main factors that have greatly influenced interracial marriages are The Internet, Death/birth of cultures, and Migration

With the creation of the internet on January 1st, 1983, The world became a global village. Presently, there exist over 100+ dating websites and apps on the internet with thousands of subscribers each month. Potentials couples are not match based on their skin color, or ethnic group, but based on their attributes and interests. Each year, over 33% of couples who get married meet online, and a good chunk of it is interracial couples. 

Our society keeps on changing constantly. Some beliefs and values our ancestors nurtured, in the past are no longer regarded as valid today. Certain customs and traditions that existed in the past no longer exist today. In African society, it was believed that one must marry within his/her ethnic group, in order to expand/preserve their cultures, and ensure the flow of wealth within the tribe. It was so strict that those who married outside their tribes risked being disowned and disserted by their own family. And so most of the marriages were being arranged at an early age by their parents, in order to preserve their cultures and beliefs. With time, the rate of migration increased in Africa, due to educational and other reasons. As the rate of literacy equally increased in Africa, many Africans became open to the idea of interracial marriages. 

Lastly but not the list, was the increase in the rate of migration. Most individuals began to move from one part of the world to the other. They Adapted and learned about other cultures, fell in love with them and found their soul mates.

Love doesn't see color, but only the heart. Some of my favorite quotes on interracial love are;

“You are not just white, but a rainbow of colors. You are not just black, but golden. You are not just a nationality,
but a citizen of the world. You are not just for the right or left, but for what is right over the wrong. You are not just rich or poor, but always wealthy in the mind and heart. You are not perfect, but flawed. You are flawed, but you are just. You may just be human, but you are also a magnificent reflection of God.”― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun

“White people now tan to get darker, and black people wear their hair like white people. We are all confused. Deep down we admire each other, but we don't accept it. The silly thing is that the color of one's skin is simply evolution's answer for dealing with different rates of exposure to the sun. How ignorant is it then to judge a person on that?”― Manasa Rao Saarloos

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