The phenomenon can be largely attributed to cultural labels as well as the role played by the media in advocating for segregation among racial lines.
Past researches have indicated that the minority groups are more likely to face the consequences of racial imbalance as opposed to the larger population who are protected by the general belief systems. Stereotypes held about specific groups in a given race tend to influence the general perception thus contributing further to racial discrimination. Movies have also not been left behind in propagating biasness towards interracial relationships in which the white women are seen to be in need of the black men and resort to taking them away from their black counterparts. Interracial marriages have been viewed a sign of lack of loyalty to ones own race and may attract discrimination and stigma in the long term as presented by Professor Anita Allen. The article leaves the reader with a question to ponder about on how they can personally handle or respond to interracial relationships.
The main purpose of including the box in the textbook is to give the reader a clear demonstration of the main subject being addressed by the general topic. The reader is able to get the inner mind of the author thus being able to understand what they aimed at addressing in their entire book. It further presents the reader with an opportunity to make a personal reflection on the whole issue that is being addressed thus placing them in a better position to make personal rational decision.
Shipler, D. K. (1998). A country of strangers: Blacks and whites in America. New York: Vintage Allen, A. L. (2003). Why privacy isnt everything: Feminist reflections on personal accountability. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield. Books.
What I like most about the existing content in the box is the determination of the two couple to forge ahead in their marriage despite the