Allison Skinner does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. According to the most recent U. More interracial relationships are also appearing in the media — on television , in film and in advertising. These trends suggest that great strides have been made in the roughly 50 years since the Supreme Court struck down anti-miscegenation laws. But as a psychologist who studies racial attitudes , I suspected that attitudes toward interracial couples may not be as positive as they seem.
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1. Trends and patterns in intermarriage | Pew Research Center
By Gretchen Livingston and Anna Brown. Since then, intermarriage rates have steadily climbed. All told, more than , newlyweds in had recently entered into a marriage with someone of a different race or ethnicity. By comparison, in , the first year for which detailed data are available, about , newlyweds had done so. The long-term annual growth in newlyweds marrying someone of a different race or ethnicity has led to dramatic increases in the overall number of people who are presently intermarried — including both those who recently married and those who did so years, or even decades, earlier. Overall increases in intermarriage have been fueled in part by rising intermarriage rates among black newlyweds and among white newlyweds.
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Renee Romano is the Robert S. This article focuses on the emergence of a new genre of advice literature in the mids. Primarily written by and aimed at black women, it urges them to date and marry outside the race as a way to address the plight of successful educated black women who cannot find black husbands. In arguments that illuminate contemporary perspectives on long-standing debates among blacks about when and how to put down the burdens of history; racial identity and authenticity; the loyalty an individual owes to the community; and gender roles and responsibilities, this new advocacy literature urges black women to embrace their power and desirability in American society.
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