Suzy rebels because (to her) the parents are too strict.
In some of my conference writing, I have tried to frame the literature on intercultural romance and marriage in terms of systems theory. The main point with this approach is that in a relationship (family, romantic, partners sharing a house or dorm room, small group in a company), A good way to think of this is to think about two individuals in a family: We often think that little Suzy is misbehaving because she is upset or is just a rebel.
But Suzy sees her behavior as an act of trying to establish independence or control in a situation with very authoritarian parents. In this particular case, the parents impose control because (to them) Suzy seems out of control.
Read the list below or view our infographic on relationships that have changed history!
On July 11, 1958, newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving were asleep in bed when three armed police officers burst into the room.
Considering that most movies featuring interracial lovers include one white partner, it was a welcome change to explore how two minorities would handle the ups and downs of cross-cultural romance in 'Wedding' -- even if it was handled in a stereotypical fashion to milk laughs out of the audience.
Looking back at movies with interracial couples, they fall into two categories -- ones in which the couple's backgrounds are a Big Deal, and ones in which it's just not an issue.The couple were hauled from their house and thrown into jail, where Mildred remained for several days, all for the crime of getting married.At that time, 24 states across the country had laws strictly prohibiting marriage between people of different races.These notes are an abbreviation of more extensive notesfocused only on what is most important for exam.If you would like to see the longer version, with notes on several specific studies and sources, contact me.These materials are based around the different ethnic minority groups which make up the UK population.