While there are many adverse factors towards intermarriage, there are many facts and figures pointing towards an increasing acceptance of mixed couples.
Jim Lobe says, “The number of interracial marriages in the United States increased more than tenfold between 19, according to a new report which concludes that U. attitudes towards interracial dating and marriage have undergone a ‘sea change’ over the past generation” (32).
The hatred between the two different religions is intense, which makes it extremely difficult for the couple to live even remotely comfortably.
When facing such intense opposition of their marriage from society, what is the couple to do?
‘He had this ridiculous mental picture of his baby girl out working in a field for a bunch of white folks’” (132).
The relationships formed are very close, as the couple must be devoted to deal with any pressure they receive from their family or society.Not all couples receive pressure this extreme from society, but any pressure put on an intermarriage couple could be damaging to a relationship.The couple may not constantly deal with adversity, but they deal with it enough to make it a factor in their relationship.fall in love, neither differences in race nor religion can prevent them from tying the knot.Mixed couples become almost blind to their polar lifestyles and backgrounds after forming a serious relationship.Though mixed couples are often scrutinized and put under great pressure from their families and society, the trend of intermarriage will continue to grow and have a very positive affect on the families formed. Miller, an Asian woman, introduced her Caucasian boyfriend Jim to her family, she said, “He [her father] shook Jim’s hand and grunted while looking away when they were introduced.For the most part, parents of mixed couples do not accept inter-racial and inter-religious relationships, or are at least hesitant about the idea at first. At dinner, he ignored Jim completely, speaking only in Chinese to my aunt (who, incidentally, was surprised to discover he could even speak Chinese)” (Miller 80).Unfortunately, these dissimilarities which begin to become insignificant to the couple are glaring to their families and society.The couple is frequently reminded that they are two separate people from different cultures that should not belong together.Society is what plants the idea of disapproval of inter-relations to parents when they are growing up.George Yancey, Ph D, a black sociology professor at the University of North Texas says, “…the notion [of white supremacy] stayed with us after the [Civil] war, when it was used to legitimize segregation, discriminatory separate-but-equal laws, and legal bans of mixed-race marriages” (Spencer 133).