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8 Surprising Super-facts Which Make Interracial Dating A Great Idea
Dating a person from a different race brings some of the best experiences in a relationship especially if you in different areas of the world. Statistics show that 1 in every 7 new marriages in America involve people of different race of ethnic background. The president of the United States of America (USA), His Excellency Barrack Obama is a product of interracial marriage between Ann Dunham, a white woman and Barrack Obama Snr, a black man from Kenya. The beauty of life comes from diversity. This kind of dating brings diversity in culture, language and maybe religion. This way, it takes you to another world, removes you from the obvious and makes you enjoy the new life experience. This kind of love takes you to another level, brings in new thoughts and experiences.
President Barack Obama
Popular people who are products of interracial marriages
Other than the president of America, Barrack Obama, there are many other popular people in various fields who are products of interracial marriages. They include;
1. Tiger Woods
He is one of the most successful professional golfers in the world. He has broken many golf records. He is a Cablinasian meaning a product of a Caucasian, Black, American Indian and Asian.
2. Halle Berry
She is an American actress and a fashion model. In 2002, Berry became the first black woman to win the coveted Oscar award for Best leading actress. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry was an African- American and her mother Judith Anne is of English-German descent.
3. Mariah Carey
She is an American singer, actress, record producer and songwriter. She has sold more than 200 million copies of her songs world wide. In 1990, she was the world’s best selling recording artist. Her mother, Patricia Hickey is a Caucasian and her father Roy was African American
4. Alicia Keys
A popular American RnB singer , songwriter, actress and record producer. In 2001, Alicia Keys was the best new artist and best selling RnB artist. She was the second American artist to win five Grammys in one night. Her mother, Augello is a Caucasian while her father is African American.
5. Nicki Minaj
She is an American rapper and singer. In 2010, Nicki Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles charting simultaneously on the US Billboard Hot 100. Her mother is of Afro-Trinidadian descent while her father has South Indian ancestry.
6. Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars is an American singer, a song writer, choreographer and record producer. He was named in one of the 100 most influential people in the world in year 2011 by Time magazine. He was named the artist of the year by Billboard in December 2013. His mother Bernie Bayot is a Filipino while his father Peter Hernandez is half Jewish and half Puerto –Rican.
Popular world’s interraciall couples
There are also popular people who have married from different race. They include;
1. Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto
Michael Jordan is an American former professional basketballer. He married a Cuban- American woman, Yvette Prieto who is a model.
1. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Kanye West is an American rapper and record producer. His parents have African roots. His wife Kim Kardashian a socialite and TV personality is a Caucasian.
3. Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray
Bill de Blasio is a popular New York Public advocate.He is a Democrat. He is a Caucasian while his wife Chirlane is black.
4. James Achilies and Khair Un- Nissa
James Achilies an English man who was working with East India company converted to Islam and married Un-Nissa an Indian.
Reasons why you should consider interracial marriage
1. Interracial marriage will take you to another world within this world
Life becomes very boring if it only entails doing the same things day in day out. When you move maybe from one continent to another, you will interact with new people who have different ways of doing things, different solutions to the problem that face the humanity. You will have that unique opportunity to enjoy different foods, music, festivals etc.
2. Opportunity to learn and practice
In an interracial dating or marriage, you have an opportunity to learn something new. May be a language, way of dancing, cooking, eating, sleeping and everything which you can think of. This makes you a better person who can survive in any kind of environment. You learn new ways of solving problems that face people. You also learn to appreciate other people’s way of living and doing things.
3. Playing a role in the creation of anti-racist population
The products of interracial marriage have no one specific race. They belong to more than one race. This way also, one becomes an example that all human beings are equal regardless of their race. This also plays a strong role in promoting tolerance to different cultures. Children from interracial relationship cannot associate their unique abilities or success to certain race but they will associate this to their effort and unique abilities.
3. Increased genetic variability and its benefits
Each race has its strong areas. This may range from intellectual capacity, sport skills, etc.The mixing of genes during reproduction allows such good characteristics to be shared and thus playing a role in making a better world. When it comes to diseases, each race shows different rates of resistance and susceptibility to certain diseases. Increased genetic variability strengthens the immune sytem of the offsprings. Children born from interracial marriages may acquire the good qualities of resistance against certain diseases from one parent. Increased genetic variability may also give rise to very beautiful offspring.
4. Strong dating/ marriage bonds and high success rates
Chances are high that the factors which brought you together are unique and special. May be a vacation in different continent when you met your lover, maybe a safari in one of the best beaches in the world. These unique and special moments make the bonds which hold you to each other strong and hence higher chances of surviving the challenges which break many relationships.