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.
When Columbia Pictures found out what the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” was about, they didn’t want to do it, recalled.
And they did everything they could to stop filming,” recalled, Katharine Houghton, the actress who played the female half of the America’s first on screen bi-racial couple.“They kept saying, ‘Nobody’s going to ever come and see this film.
Knowing that just society in general is responsible for the tarnished image of blacks.
Knowing that I still have to say I'm attracted to women outside my race.
This brings the share of all interracial or interethnic marriages to a historic high of 8.4%, according to Pew Research Center data.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.Introduction Interracial relationships have experienced intense struggles and obstacles in the history of the United States.Many areas of the country forbade interracial relationships, and punishment included imprisonment and even death (Todd & Mckinney, 1992).