1 in 7 New Marriages Are Now Interracial—But Biases Still Linger

“According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, almost 15 percent of all new American marriages in 2008 were between people of two different races. There are now 4.8 million interracial marriages in the United States—about 1 in 12 marriages. That number has doubled in the past 30 years, and has risen especially sharply among black populations. Our acceptance threshold is rising too—about 83 percent of Americans say it is “all right for blacks and whites to date each other,” compared with 48 percent in 1987. And 63 percent of those surveyed say it “would be fine” if a family member were to get hitched to someone of a different race. Young people actively approve of the trend; almost two-thirds of of Millennials said mixed-race families were “good for society.”

via 1 in 7 New Marriages Are Now Interracial—But Biases Still Linger – News – GOOD.

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