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Running head: INTERRACIAL MARRIAGEInterracial MarriageName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor note
INTERRACIAL MARRIAGEInterracial marriage is the concept of wedding where the bride and the groom do notbelong to the same race. From the past ages, the topic of interracial marriage has been a verysensitive subject. People of different countries hold different views about the concept ofinterracial marriage (Wang, 2015).The opinion piece outlines the fact that interracial marriage constitutes a veryimportant arena in the vast field of sociology. It is a sociological topic worthy of elaboratedeliberation and exploration.This article discusses a brief history about interracial marriage, the perceptionsregarding interracial marriage, how interracial marriage benefits the newlywed couples, thechildren of mixed race unions and the society, at large.The world is divided between three segments of people regarding approval forinterracial marriage. The first segment of people is totally against the concept of interracialmarriage. They believe that a culture or a race should not be diluted by wedding two persons,who belong to different races. The second segment of people holds the belief that everyperson is born equal and must have the right to wed a person irrespective of race. Theybelieve that true love transcends all the boundaries of race, color, caste and creed. The thirdsegment of people possesses a negligent attitude towards interracial marriage. They do notcare much about races. They put more value on the personality and the temperament of thetwo persons, who are to be wedded. According to them, the subject of races in a marriageshould be left aside since the compatibility level of the two persons is the actual recipe of ahappy marital union and not the other way (Herman & Campbell, 2012).