They say being in love is a great feeling. And everyone, irrespective of size, sex, age, appearance and sexual preference should, at least once, get the wonderful opportunity of falling in love. So why, in the end, are some relationships scared off just on the terms of both the individuals having different cultural or ethnic backgrounds? Just recently, a friend of mine went out for dinner with one of my classmates and, when I asked her if she did like him, she said “Maybe, but anyways it won’t work out. I am White an he is an African-American, we are better off as just friends.” To my great surprise, one of my roommates agreed with her, though I did not. So how right or wrong is this idea of stopping a relationship before it has begun, based purely on the difference in ethnicity?
They say that falling in love is really not in our hands. It just happens, and when it does, it not only makes your life wonderful, but also makes you a better person. But still within all of this romanticizing of romantics, some people refuse the approval of interracial love and marriage. Every individual is born the way they are and accepting this chance of genetics is the best thing you can do to yourself. This is not only a personal guide, though, but also a rule to follow in accepting how those around us have been put into this world, a task that really isn’t that difficult of a thing to do. Though this acceptance seems simple, it is something that everyone has failed at in some time or another. At school and in workplaces, people of all cultural backgrounds, ethnicity, races, minorities and religion are given equal opportunities, but when it comes to more personal relationships and life, a sense of hesitation appears to exist. In order to find out why, the best we can do is to look into ourselves and ask for a reason from within. Why do we hold these prejudices?
We live in a world where no place is too far. Moving around the world is a fairly common occurrence and students and immigrants from all over the world have been getting the wonderful opportunity of being surrounded by people who are different from them in someway – be it religion, race, or just countries of origin. Who doesn’t want to have a new friend in their life? And when what began as a typical friendship becomes something special and you just fall for the person, it is probably one of the greatest feelings we know as people. So then why are race and religion considered to be barriers to relationships? Many people have agreed to overcome these common obstacles and be in love with someone from a different cultural background and are, most importantly, happy in life. But how many is that many in respects to a world that seems to still be split on unsplitting?