It's not just a black thing

I've read quite a few studies and articles confirming the fact that interracial relationships, marriages and unions are on the rise. I note from an article in the Globe and Mail this year noting that interracial unions had increased by 30% from 2006. This is a phenomenal growth. The top mixes are Asian and Whites, Latin and Whites and then Blacks and Whites. My question to you is why? Is society more accepting? Absolutely. Is it the thing to do these days? Well there are many mixed celebrity couples if the media is plays a part. Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian, her less famous sister Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, Connie Chung and Maury Povich, Heidi Klum and Seal, Nicholas Cage and Alice Kim and of course who can omit Tiger and Elin. I do see this as a trend which will continue to be on the rise. While I disagree racism is disappearing. I do believe people are more accepting and more importantly willing to stand up for what they believe. And that means less people are worried about the stares or what others will think. Ironically, this brings me back to my favorite Shakespearean play - Othello. Though you may not realize Shakespeare had enough foresight to realize interracial relationships would be a hot issue. The theme and storyline surrounding the relationship of Othello and Desdemona seak to the heart of interracial relationships. In the movies this them has also been done a million times.....Save the Last Dance, Monster's Ball, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (If you are an oldies buff) and of course Jungle Fever. Therefore as a proud supporter and an active participant of a person in an interracial relationship I say well done. We'll see what the next century brings.

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