Does one culture end up dominating in interracial relationships?
Can 2 cultures really blend? Do interracial relationships represent a genuine collaboration of two?
We call ourselves a melting pot of cultures. Well, given the rise in mixed marriages and relationships, I believe that is what our society really is. Most of us in interracial relationships are lucky to be accepted by the other person’s family. Some of us are lucky to be in relationships where the other person’s family doesn’t shove their way down our throats.
The differences in cultures that we face in interracial relationships are not necessarily a bad thing. If anything, they bring diversity and vibrancy to a relationship. We get to learn new stuff at the same time appreciate our own cultures. Interracial relationships don’t necessarily mean that a person loses their identity. That said though, cultural differences in interracial relationships still presents itself as the root of all problems, simply because we don’t make the effort to appreciate the ‘unfamiliar’. Some of us tend to impose our own beliefs into the relationship.
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I see people incorporating different aspects of both cultures in their weddings and lives. At the same time, some people end up loving the other person’s culture to the extent of (for lack of a better word) abandoning their own culture completely. When one is forced to assume the other person’s culture and religion, mixed marriages become a problem.
So looking at the interracial relationships around you, do you really see a blend of two cultures or just the dominance of one culture? How is your interracial relationships? Does it represent a clear mixing of two cultures?
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