Anti-Discriminatory Laws

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Above and beyond, race is already hardly a means of discrimination. According to Samuel Perry, this positive attitudinal change is essentially the outcome of intensified interracial contact within social and religious structures, including schools, multiracial churches and neighborhoods (Perry, 2011, p.853). To boot, anti-discriminatory laws are fairly strict and effective; and as the legal segregation of people on the basis of race become prohibited in early 70s, racial equality and tolerance become conventionalized (Golebiowska 2007, p.268). Implementation of these laws shows itself, by and large, in the increasing of multiracial religious congregations which allow black people to worship together with whites, in that white people are much…show more content…
As previously discussed in details, many religious congregations become racially integrated as a result of the enhanced social status of black people (Perry, 2013, p.1323-1324). Important to realize here is that integrated churches diminish barriers between races and stimulate cross-racial interactions. It leads to different racial groups of religious people taking part in a gathering within a context where they all have equal status (Perry, 2011, p.852-853). When conservative individuals who attend those congregations tend to unite in pursuit of collective ideological objectives, prejudice and bigotry fade away (Perry, p.853). Attendees learn to tolerate the presence of each other while practicing worships. As they cooperate to achieve common goals, competition and discrimination become trivial (Perry, p.853). The direct effect of all these positive behavioral changes on attitudes toward TRA should be evident considering the aforementioned discussion highlighting the correspondence between the two: as religious whites form more nonstereotypical and favorable views on African Americans, they become more accepting of any concept associated with interracial…show more content…
The findings from examining more than 10 articles interrelatedly could demonstrate the desired result that as society become more accepting of African Americans being in contact with whites, religious people tend to be more approving of TRA. This is, in essence, accredited by the increasing trend towards racially integrated religious congregations. As Catholics and Protestants attend more integrated churches, they have a chance to make contact with black people and practice religious worships together while learning about religious prayers and practices of each other. This cross-race interaction is of paramount importance as it can help break entrenched stereotypical attitudes toward white-black interracial contact in any context, exclusively affecting Protestants preconceptions of TRA. Furthermore, examining the proposed hypothesis of many scholars that views on interracial dating is a perfect gauge of how the social distance between whites and blacks is being eliminated, I revealed the existence of a threefold relationship of social status of blacks in society, interracial romantic relationship and attitudes toward TRA: The lower the level of racial discrimination becomes, the more likely people are to date interracially, and as more couples display intimate interracial
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