WHY WE BELIEVE THAT INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS WORK
According to a 2015 Pew report on intermarriage, 37% of Americans agreed that having more people marrying different races was a good thing for society, up from 24% only four years earlier.
In the novel, the setting is after the Civil War but still shows signs of future ideals present in the novel such as an interracial relationship. Although these relationship happened earlier, it still shows that there are ideals of the present future of today.
There is less emphasis on the color of people's skin color and more emphasis on what is in people's heart.
A child of two or more races is less likely to be racist than a child of one race.
Interracial relationships are good for society because they show love through big differences and give a child more diversity.
Children tend to be more open to ideas of living freely with one another than against another.
When interracial couples go out in public together, they automatically receive more judgement than couples racially the same.
There is a preconceived notion that the white race is more superior to the black race therefore they should not be mixed together in a relationship.
It is hard for a child to balance two different cultures coming from each of the parents.
The child may have problems associating with one or another race.
"Most people in the U.S. say they accept interracial relationships but there is still a bias against interracial romance." (Washington Post, 2016)
RESEARCH OF WHY IT WORKS
The narrator discovers who he is as a person on the inside and sees the world differently through realizing this about himself.
"However that may be, it opened my eyes as to who and what I was and what my country considered me; in fact, it gave me my bearing." (Johnson)
Through finding out his true identity by being a product of an interracial relationship, he finds out who he is and what he's truly passionate about even if it's toward the end of the novel.
It is because of his two identities from an interracial relationship that the narrator is able to go through different culture shocks and from there decides his fate.
As a result, the author shows readers how an interracial relationship has helped advance the lives of the narrator and his family throughout the novel.
No one showed hate toward the narrator's identity crisis but examined the narrator as to how he would live his life next.
Ultimately, the narrator chose to live through both identities but learned that he might have helped history in one way or another which shows readers how an interracial relationship helped advance the life of the narrator.
"My love for my children makes me glad that I am what I am and keeps me from desiring to be otherwise,"