Interracial marriage wasn’t allowed in the United States until 1967 when the Loving v. Virginia case took place. This cases ended with legalized marriage between people of all the races in every state. People have many different points of view on interracial relationships. One point of view is that if interracial relationships are allowed to continue races could die out. Another point of view is that people take part in interracial relationships because everyone else is doing it. Another view is that love does not discriminate against anything so others should not either. Everyone is human and that is all that matters. People should not care about other people’s relationships whether they are same race or interracial. The relationship is not going to hurt anything. In 1967, when interracial marriage was legalized in all states, three percent of newlyweds were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity (Mitchell). In 2000 the United States Census Bureau recorded 570,919 interracial marriages. (Henderson). In 2010 the Census showed that interracial or interethnic opposite-sex married couple’s made up 35 percent of the population. In 2000 it was seven to ten percent (US). More than 670,000 freshly married people in 2015 had entered into an interracial marriage (Mitchell). Metro areas showed about 18% people married to someone of a different race or ethnicity (Mitchell). Areas outside of the metro area showed 11% of those relationships living there (Mitchell). Many people who take part in an interracial relationship were raised to not notice color meaning raised to be accepting of all humans (Henderson). Interracial couples could deal with many prejudices, many depending on where they live. People still criticize interracial couples. Many of the couples prefer to live in areas where they are not judged like the East and West coasts. Although, even in the South, some interracial couples are starting to feel more at home (Henderson). States more in the middle of the country still tend to have old mindsets. There are also many older generations who have racists tendencies. Many people in the older generations think people should stay with their own race and be with the opposite sex. Race however, is slowly becoming more of a non issue (Henderson). In 1948, South Africa was officially divided by law between blacks and whites (Gifford, 26). The Mixed Marriages Act in South Africa made it illegal to marry someone of a different race. There was also The Groups Areas Act that forced people of certain races to live in certain areas (Gifford, 26). There have been many small success stories of individuals facing up to their families racist attitudes and through education and experience have overcome them (Gifford, 45). Defeating all the forms of racism is an ongoing process, this makes it impossible to determine whether defeating racism is a success or a failure thus far (Gifford, 45). Racism has still not been defeated, many people have strong opinions on why interracial relationships should not happen. Many different people have many different opinions on interracial relationships. Some are good thoughts and others are bad thoughts. One opinion is that if interracial relationships are allowed to continue, other races could die out (Are). This however is very unlikely to happen because there are still many people who are with someone who is the same race as them. There are always going to be people that stay with the same race. There is also people who are mixed races and if they have a child with someone who is fully one of the races they are then eventually if their children have children with someone who is fully the race they are more dominant in then eventually an offspring will fully be that race. Another opinion is that most people are taking part in an interracial relationship because everyone else is (Are). Most people are not in interracial relationships because it is a trend or everyone else is doing it, they take part in relationships because they have found someone they love and that treats them well and is not going to not be with them because of their race. Another opinion is most people are doing this to gain status (Are). Very rarely do people “gain status” because the person they are dating is of a different race. Relationships are not a game that you have to work your way up to the top for, they are human and natural and no status is gained from loving someone. Another opinion is that true diversity is accepting that everyone is different. Also preserving it to honor your heritage and continue it (Are). When people have children in an interracial relationship they are accepting that everyone is different because they are taking part in something that is so controversial and that bother so many people yet the do not care. These people are continuing their heritage by passing their blood onto another life and giving that new life their heritage and their blood. In conclusion, interracial relationships are still under a lot of judgement. People have many different points of view on interracial relationships. One point of view is that it is no ones business but those that are in the relationship. People should not care about other people’s relationships whether they are same race or interracial. It is no ones business but those that are in the relationship. Interracial relationships were not legal until 1967. People who are from older generations have a harder time having an open mind to interracial relationships. Also where people live plays a part on how people view these relationships. Many people think that interracial relationships should not be allowed because it would cause other races to die out. This would not happen because there are still people who want to be with their own race. People should be more open minded to the idea of interracial relationships. Others should not care because as long as those people are happy and their relationship is healthy that is all that should matter, not the color of their skin or where they are from. Works Cited “Are Interracial Relationships a Bad Thing?” Debate.org, www.debate.org/opinions/are-interracial-relationships-a-bad-thing.Gifford, Clive. Racism. Chrysalis Education, 2003.Henderson, Shirley. “Is LOVE Becoming COLOR BLIND?.” Ebony, vol. 62, no. 5, Mar. 2007, p. 147. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ulh&AN=24503942&site=src_ic-live.Mitchell, Travis. “1. Trends and Patterns in Intermarriage.” Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project, 18 May 2017, www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/05/18/1-trends-and-patterns-in-intermarriage/.US Census Bureau Public Information Office. “Newsroom Archive.” 2010 Census Shows Interracial and Interethnic Married Couples Grew by 28 Percent over Decade – 2010 Census – Newsroom – U.S. Census Bureau, 19 May 2016, www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb12-68.html.Vaughn, Vanessa E. “CIVIL RIGHTS, SOCIAL JUSTICE, and ANTIWAR ACTIVISM: Loving V. Virginia.” “Defining Documents: The 1960s”. Defining Documents: The 1960S, 4/1/2016, pp. 266-272. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true=khh=127106202=src_ic-live.