During the 1960's, the civil rights movement swept the nation as African Americans rallied to overcome segregation and bigotry. Although in the long run these activists furthered the constitution's promise of equality, they met strong resistance from the predominantly white majority. Indisputably, African Americans have been and remain a marginalized group. However, what about those Caucasian and Asian individuals who marched shoulder to shoulder for equal rights?
[...] You should work to advance the cause of mixed couples only after becoming an advocate for the rights of your culture. If your group does not accept you, then the chances of your relationship being accepted by anybody else decrease dramatically. 4-Do not let mainstream society stifle your development as a couple and as individuals. The fact remains that you are marginalized and, while you can rally for better treatment and even win acceptance, understand the fate of intercultural couples lies in the hands of the dominant discourse. [...]
[...] white male and black woman made the mistake of not properly communicating, ultimately ending a nine-year bond. The man explained, work in human rights made her face racism, assault, and ignorance every day my own mistake was being supportive rather than working by her side I made the mistake of believing that by being here for her I was doing my part to stop all the things she was fighting for.” (Keary 4). Sharing a residence and similar beliefs does not guarantee the survival of the relationship. [...]
[...] You can strive to promote positive changes for your cause, but do not limit your identity to being a member of a group. While the majority of Americans are going to do and say what they want, you should not allow “street talk” and popular opinion to dictate your attitudes and values. (Holladay Focus on improving your own life and relationship; drop the “world is out to get attitude. Sailer asserts, interracial marriages are increasingly recognized as epitomizing what our society values most in a marriage: the triumph of true love over convenience and prudence.” (Sailer 30) With all the obstacles you may face, simply to be a partner in a long term, loving interracial couple stands as a proud accomplishment in and of itself. [...]
[...] An article outlining various stories of intercultural couples describes two successful mixed marriages: “Both couple's live in racially mixed areas on Indianapolis' Northside. They feel comfortable in their neighborhoods, although they say there are some parts of the city they wouldn't want to live.” (Holladay 3). Once you're settled in an accepting community, the intercultural factor of your relationship will not consume your individual identities, but become another aspect of your lives. Surrounding yourselves with support will help you in your fight for better treatment because you will not have to contend with ignorance from your own home area. [...]
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