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Pursuing social justice drives human beings to analyze and balance the diverse and complicated relationships between different social status. In recent years, with the globalization of intercultural communication, social justice becomes a hot issue in terms of not only social hierarchies inside a country but also draw the public attention to and arouses their worries about the unbalance and discrimination to different races. This problem can be dated back to the history. For example, the American history witnesses the segregation of public schools, the Defense of Marriage Act, and the establishment of ant miscegenation laws (pp. 267). In fact, interpersonal relationships do not exist with humans’ birth; however, due to social attributes, it is hard for people to neglect the differences in social status, socioeconomic condition, resources they occupy, and self-awareness and the stereotype to their own identities while considering their own relationships with others. Across all kinds of cultures, intercultural relationships inevitably refer to the topic of social justice. Nowadays, people endeavor to address the challenges, possibilities, and potential issues in the process of forming intercultural relationships (pp.267). (Jin)

 

  1. Social injustice can be defined as a situation when individuals are subjected to some unfair practices being carried out in the society. Through the study of intercultural relations, different individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds can learn to understand, communicate and accomplish various specific goals outside their own cultural practices and values. This issue explains chapter eight and analyzes its connection with social injustice. (Ronh)

 

  1. As Ronh mentioned about intercultural relationships, Chen points out that the phenomenon of interracial, heterosexual couples becomes normal in the recent decades. Those believe that “race does not matter anymore.” It seems that the racial issue does not exist. However, nowadays, interracial romantic partners still have to deal with the differences caused by race and culture (pp. 268 ). (Jin)

 

  1. As a result of globalization and intercultural communication, interracial romantic relations seen to have become normal. Despite this, the couples are still often faced with racial and cultural differences such as racial transgressions and exposure of social borders which are some of the examples of social injustice practices. (Ronh)

 

  1. Discussion of Interracial/intercultural romantic relationships is involved intercultural praxis, a relational practice, through which partners of relationships have a chance to comprehend and be aware of their own cultures and make a reflection on their partners’ cultures (pp. 269). (Jin)

 

  1. Through intercultural relations, people can be taught how to embrace their cultural background practices as well as accept and embrace the cultural practices of other communities. This would help give each and every individual equal chances of expressing their sexual desires to the gender of their liking. (Ronh)

 

  1. Color-blind ideology provides the base to understand the fact that interracial, heterosexual relationships suffer from social injustice. Homogamy, hypersensitivity of partners of color, and ignorance are the three main aspects highlighted in racial discourses (pp. 267). (Jin)