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Interculturalmarriages have been considered the most dominant signifies of theinteractions between various ethnical, racial and religious groups inthe society. Essentially, intercultural marriages differs from otherforms of marriage since while the interaction of individuals andconsequent entry into marital union is not uncommon, it is also notdominantly prevalent. I believe that intercultural marriages deserveto be encouraged as they have the potential of enhancing unity,sensitivity and fairness across all races and cultures.
Firstly,intercultural marriages expose the either party of the newlyweds andtheir families and friends to different cultures. Throughintercultural marriages, different cultures, especially those unitedin marriage, are educated on the other, this interaction ensures thatknowledge is shared and passed from one culture to the other.Essentially, the bonding of different cultures becomes an opportunityfor learning and with knowledge predominant cultures are enriched.For instance, in the United States, marriages between Asians andAmericans have generated more appreciation for the differencesbetween these cultures and vice versa.
Secondly,intercultural marriages benefit children who have increased chancesof becoming bilingual or culturally versed compared to children inmono cultural marriages. Since the parents/guardians are fromdifferent cultures they can share their native languages, culturesand traditions with their children and consequently, this enhancestheir backgrounds. As a positive impact, these children will becomestronger, less biased, more sensitive and proud of the differences inour society. This has been evident mostly between African-Americansand the Whites in the United States. For instance, the marriagebetween Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
Lastly,intercultural families are the demonstration of our sharedsimilarities as a unified human race. Through intercultural unions,the society can learn that it is possible for us to interact andshare our lives with each other regardless of our district culturaldesignations. Ultimately, through intercultural marriages, thenotions that we are different can be dispelled and this would dispelthe fear and prejudice towards the unknown (Ullucci, 2006). Forexample, in America today, marriages between Hispanics and Americansare proof that the two races are not that different and that withacceptance, our nation will be a better place. A good example is themarriage between Shakira, a musician, and Gerrard Pique, a Spanishwho plays for Barcelona Football club. Furthermore, history hasproven that different races can unite on various frontiers and thefamily is the most basic sphere that will determine our future as thehuman race. Therefore, intercultural marriages should not only bepromoted but also encouraged for the glory of humanity.
Ullucci,K. (2006). Book Review: Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racismand the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States. UrbanEducation,41(5),533-540.
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