But the significance of the change goes beyond simple acceptance.
When Pew asked about the impact of interracial marriage on society, 43% of Americans said more intermarriage has been a change for the better.
On the flip side, African American men who so much as looked at a white women could be killed, and brutally so.
(1981), a historical novel based on her family’s real-life experiences.
Compare that with 1980, when less than 7% of new marriages took place between interracial couples and the share of overall marriages was just 3%. In 1987, Pew found that only 13% of Americans completely agreed that interracial dating was acceptable; that share grew to 56% in 2009.
This brings the share of all interracial or interethnic marriages to a historic high of 8.4%, according to Pew Research Center data.
Do not be naïve there are still people who feel what you are doing is wrong.
Prepare yourself by listing all the challenges you will face and all the benefits you will gain from the relationship.
The term stems from the Latin words "miscere" and "genus," which mean "to mix" and "race," respectively.
It's been less than 50 years since blacks and whites have been able to legally marry, thanks to the Supreme Court, and 15.1% of new marriages in 2010 were between different races or ethnicities.
Young people are even more open-minded: Roughly 9 in 10 millennials said they'd be OK with a family member marrying someone of another race or ethnicity.
You can count on your family acting out…with your partner there…and even more so when they get you alone.
To all the interracial couples out there, I just want to say…I know where you’re coming from.
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