Dr. Signe Wegener
March 8, 2011
In Soto's “Like Americans”, it is a story about a Mexican boy, Gary who marries Carolyn, a
Japanese girl. Both of them had successful marriage because of same education, similar background
such as farming, poor family and raised in the U.S.
Inter-Racial could be successful in certain ways
like Soto's story, and unsuccessful in contrast to Soto's story.
Most people search for love. In
multicultural societies, this may lead to inter-racial relationships, including both long term couples and
informal dating. As of today, the inter-racial marriages are happening all over the world. For example,
movies, novels, and stories revolve around this situation. It is happening more and more although that
many people do not accept this kind of marriages, and have an effect on the children and other family
members. These kinds of marriages face many complications such as, family and society disagreement,
and communication gap due to language difficulties. Yet there are advantages involved with inter-racial
marriages, such as knowing the each others culture, language, and identity.
“In the U.S. the last anti-miscegenation laws were struck down only in 1967 as a result of the
now infamous case Loving v. Virginia” (Company). There were number of cases were registered for
inter-racial marriages after the
Loving v. Virginia
In the United States, there are thousands of
people from different ethnic background. Almost all groups intermarry with the respect of their choice,
especially in the United States where there is a variety of ethnic groups. For example, my cousin who
lives in the United States presently, and was living alone before the marriage. She met a white man in
the college and fell in love with him. She married this man after finishing college. Her son and
daughter are a mix of Indian and white race. There may have been conflicts after marrying with family.