When two people are lucky enough to find each other, it may seem illogical to them that anyone would care about the color of someone’s skin or their ethnic background. However, an interracial single may find that the refusal to accept such a potential relationship most often will come from friends and family members. In quite a few cases, it is the parents of one or both partners that will cause a stir when learning of the interracial relationship. The older generation may have strong opinions that it is best to keep ethnic groups separated. In their belief, it is morally wrong for an interracial couple to cross such a line.
It may sometimes be difficult to change the values of an older family member, despite how hard interracial singles may try. There may not seem to be any logic in another’s disapproval. There are some people that only agree to certain ethnic mixes. For example, a person may say that a relationship between a Latino and a Caucasian is acceptable, but not for an African American and a Caucasian. Additionally, people may think that it is ok to be in a relationship with a person of a certain ethnic group if that particular ethnic background is found at some point in the family line. It is thinking such as that, which can cause issues and stress if interracial singles do not stand strong together.
The most controversy seems to exist in interracial relationships between African Americans and Caucasians. The United States’ unfortunate history of slavery and segregation most certainly is to blame for any lasting stereotypes that exist. These sad memories from the past may make it difficult for some people to forgive and forget. In addition, because of the United States’ history of prejudice this issue is often seen in different views from African Americans as opposed to Caucasians.
Despite issues of negative thoughts or remarks, if two people of an interracial relationship truly care about each other, they can overcome these issues. It is important to support each other throughout the good times and the bad times. If interracial singles remember that finding true love is more important than color, then perhaps one day all negative stereotypes can be removed from society. We all at some point reach the point in our lives when we are ready to find that someone special to share our lives with. If interracial couples are open to the fact that love can be found outside their ethnic group, they serve a much better chance of finding that true love. In addition, the love of an interracial couple, if strong enough, will be able to endure any negativity from friends, family or others.