interracial marriage

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There are many who would say that the race relations we enjoy today are a far cry from the era of racial tension just as short as 100 years ago. Others, though, believe that we have not come very far. The ultimate determination of the progress that we as a society have made comes down primarily to how one would define progress. Looking at the color lines as well as how we distinguish race and ethnicity in the United States raises several points. If we choose to define race and ethnicity in the way that Lee and Bean do, that is, we believe that a separate ethnicity is one that is comprised of members identifying themselves as culturally unique, then the line between races is, indeed, blurring. Statistics provided show that the level of interracial marriages is on a significant upward growth as the increase in individuals alive today who identify themselves as multiracial continues to crescendo. We have not, however, seen the same growth of interracial marriages between black and non-black individuals. Indeed, while
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This essay was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 5 taught by Professor Richard during the Winter '06 term at UCSD.

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