Is it appropriate to call it interfaith marriage or interracial marriage when it

  1. andrew savage profile image60
    andrew savageposted 5 years ago

    Is it appropriate to call it interfaith marriage or interracial marriage when it is outer?

    Is it appropriate to call it interfaith marriage or interracial marriage when such marriages are between two individuals with different backgrounds? This also brings up the question: Why is there a classification known as race? Are different races different taxonomies? My understanding is that they are not.

  2. joanwz profile image74
    joanwzposted 5 years ago

    It's important to distinguish between the prefixes "inner-" AND "inter-". Inner- means inside. THe prefix inter-, however, means between two or more things, two or more things that are united or share a common bond. So to answer your question, an interfaith marriage would be be one in which the couple share the common bond of marriage but have separate faiths. Interracial, as in an interracial marriage, would be similar in that they share the bonds of marriage, but have different racial heritages. interfaith and interracial are both appropriate terms, in that context.

 
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