Monday, December 15, 2008

Final Blog: A call for action!!!

For the final blog I wanted to wrap up everything I have talked about with a challenge for everyone who has been following this blog. I have talked about everything from the legal aspects of interracial dating to the harships the couples face to some success stories I have highlighted. With this blog, I hoped to bring awarness to all of these issues and portray interracial relationships in a way that people can really understand. With that being said, my goal was to hopefully inspire everyone to take some action towards change. Because of the complexity and deep rooted issues associated with this topic, for change to occur, it will take effort from everyone. On a micro level anyone can influence change. By this, i mean, just by being more conscience of the way we think every day and the judgements we pass on people, we can work to break down the ignorant stereotypes that plague the interracial dating and marriage communities. If we can work to change the way we think and the way the people think around us in our everyday lives, there is hope for a more macro level change. Although, interracial dating and marriage is legal now and that aspect of the battle is over, there are still many things that need to change. My opinion is that the only way this change can occur is if we all work together. So my challenge to everyone is to work hard every day to change the way you think and lead by example.


ledholm said...

While I know that there is still a lot of stigma attached to interracial couples, it's hard to imagine a world where it was illegal to be in that type of relationship. Then again, we live in a world where same-sex marriage is illegal in most states, and hopefully one day people will look back at us now and think that it was ridiculous for us to think this way. Hopefully we can all work in our daily lives to encourage love of all kinds!

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