Does race play a role in dating?
by MelinaMurray on September 10, 2015 - 5:17pm
The article entitled “When dating, stick to your own race” by Geraldine Estevez, is an intriguing opinion based text found on Huffington’s blog website (06/01/15). Throughout the piece, the author emphasizes how when dating, although choosing someone of the same race is the easiest solution, since you already have many elements in common, it is not always the right choice. She states that sometimes to find love you must look outside your horizon, thus be open to anyone. I agree with the author, I believe in a relationship to be simply of the same race is not sufficient; two people’s connection must be much greater than that. Estevez also uses her article to define our view on race. She uses her text to questions our definition of race. As oppose to simply dividing people into groups based on their skin color, which is what many do, the author challenges us with the option of classifying humans based on their origins. The authors view on race is very different from the text by Darren Curnoe, since he states that race may be based on many things, however a person’s origin is not one of them. Overall Geraldine Estevez’ opinion text allows readers to redefine their view on a century old term by challenging them to be open when it comes to love.