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Pinal Patel Paper 2 Draft 2

Pinal Patel Paper 2 Draft 2 - Pinal Patel Dr Signe Wegener...

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Pinal Patel Dr. Signe Wegener ENGL 1102M March 8, 2011 Inter-Racial Marriages Gary Soto's “Like Americans” discusses the topic of interracial marriages. In the text, Gary, a young Mexican-American, Carolyn, a Japanese-American woman. Although they come from different ethnic backgrounds, they have a successful marriage because of similar education, similar background such as farming, and similar economic background. Both have been 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 case. 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
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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.
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