If you have to understand America today, then you must study nations which were like America in the past. Take for example Rome, Italy, or India. These were places which had a glorious past. These places were visited by people from all over the world and today they have become a synthesis of all races and heritage. They were considered the best places on earth during their glorious days and many countries and races lived there or invaded them.
Inspite of all that, individual ethnic heritage is maintained.
Interracial marriages and relationships have become increasingly accepted and encouraged by society. Since the 1967 legalization of interracial marriage, the number of mixed race marriages has more or less doubled with each passing decade. There are currently over 1.6 million interracial marriages in the United States and that figure is forecasted to continue rising. For the most part, relationships between races are no different than the interactions between people of the same race. There are however, certain issues such as faith, cultural traditions and racism that can cause tension and discomfort in the relationship.
Successful relationships often result in marriage, and the wedding plans themselves can be a major struggle. Some couples choose to avoid cultural tradition altogether, some choose to have two separate weddings in order to celebrate both traditions properly, and some try to compromise by combining cultural customs and creating their own. When preparing for interracial weddings, many of the parents feel that their cultural traditions are being denied and can cause problems. Including the families in the decision making process is a great way to keep everyone communicating and feeling happy.
Once married, mixed race couples face more decisions concerning holiday traditions, religious worship and children. It is important to talk about where holidays will take place and which traditions they will choose to celebrate. Many couples choose to worship either separately or they will find a different faith that suits them both. Issues concerning children, and how they will be raised both in faith and cultural are also major concerns for mixed race parents. The mixed race children should also be taught how to deal with racism.
Almost all interracial families encounter racism in some shape or form. Many of these families will benefit from dealing with tough problems, like racism and will experience improved family strength and problem solving abilities. While there are many issues faced by those in interracial relationships, the friendships and romances are often worthwhile and fulfilling.