In spite of the fact that it does not seem to be a big problem at first, the reality shows that interracial marriages are still a rather controversial topic. This paper will analyze interracial marriages involving several ethnic and racial groups, namely the Hispanics and the Blacks, showing that the former group has a higher interracial marriage than the latter because of a number of social factors.
To begin with, it may be particularly important to give a brief review of the legal status of the phenomenon in question in order to develop a better understanding of it. Thus, one might note that interracial marriages have not always been approved by the government. Quite the opposite: there were times when the latter banned such marriages. In spite of there fact that there was a handful of states that repealed the so called anti-miscegenation laws in the nineteenth century, the majority of them did not do it until 1967, when prohibition of interracial marriages was recognized as unconstitutional (Norwood, 2013, p. 121). That is why it would not be a mistake to suggest that this phenomena is simultaneously old (as evidence of it can be traced several centuries back), but also a rather young one (since even a century have not passed since the time when the prohibition was removed).
As it has been stated earlier, the issue of interracial marriages should be seen as a rather controversial one. That is why there should be at least two opposing view point. On the one hand, there are egalitarians who argue that people of different races should be able to marry whoever they want as the institute of marriage does not deal with one ethnic background, but is equally recognized by every group. On the other hand, there is a conservative part of society which argues that such mix of races is likely to undermine the foundations of the social environment and, therefore, should be avoided in case people are willing to retain the