Asian And White Interracial Dating And Marriage In America
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America is a country created by multiple cultures. American Indians were the first settlers, then explorers such as Christopher Columbus and other Europeans made contact and created settlements in what has become known as America. Many Asians came to the US in the 1800s in great masses. They worked in mines and helped create the railroad system. After work projects were finished, many Asians were often forced from these areas and relocated in what today is known as Chinatown. Many cities across the country have a Chinatown section and can trace origins to this period. Along with work, many Asians, mostly men, mingled with the local white women. Interracial dating and marriage occurred, but was intensely frowned on and anti-miscegenation laws originally passed for Black Americans ,applied to Asian Americans as well.

Anti-miscegenation laws were the laws that prohibited mixing of the races. These laws stayed on the books until after WW2. After the war, many soldiers came home with Asian brides. The vast amount of soldiers who took Asian brides created a need to change anti-miscegenation laws and tailor them according to the interracial marriage shift that was occurring in the US. Many states that previously had miscegenation laws repealed them from 1948 to 1967. And by June 1967, the US government declared miscegenation unconstitutional, making it legal to marry interracially.

Prior to this, a non-white marriage partner in a relationship couldn't inherit property. This is similar legislation for gay people today. Interracial marriages have come along way. The most apt to marry interracially are Latina and Asians. The success of these relationships is often gender specific. White man/Asian women tend to be the most stable and long lasting with the lowest amount of divorces. One the other hand, White woman/Asian man tend to divorce after 10 years of marriage. Asian Americans are different in their thinking and tend to follow the status quo of American culture. More Asian Americans are dating and marrying interracially than Asians who are from foreign countries. One obstacle to interracial dating for some is the language barrier.

There are Asians from foreign countries who marry American men from agencies on the internet. Some countries have economic concerns driving people out of the country. In these cases, there is no interracial dating at all, just marriage. Conversely, American men have always loved Asian culture and the people in it. It's often a good match without the dating aspect. And now there is protection for the immigrant as well. In order to marry, the man must complete a questionnaire on his criminal and marital background. This law in detail is called IMBRA and helps avoid abuse that has happened to some foreign brides who make contact through dating agencies. Also the marriage duration must be for several years in order for the immigrant bride to become a citizen.

Asians dating and marrying interracially is nothing new at all. Also to note, Asian-White couples have fewer setbacks from the public at large as contrast to Black-White couples. Fewer setbacks make it easier to enjoy a relationship. Black-White couples report problems doing things many take for granted such as going to restaurants, or even churches that Asian-White couples don't experience.

In conclusion, Asian interracial dating and marriage in America has come along way. And as seen by progress in America, if the majority favor it, laws will be passed and pave the way for fellow Americans to enjoy the fruits of an Asian interracial bond.


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