There was a time, not that long ago, when interracial marriage in the U. Well, flash forward to a half-century or so later, and the picture looks completely different. Intermarriage between races has been steadily on the rise and has now, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center, reached an all-time high—a development which could eventually fundamentally alter the way we freak out about each other's skin colors. As of , a record 8.
Interracial Marriages Face Pushback 50 Years After Loving
Interracial Marriage: The Changing Face Of Seeing Race : NPR
In the 50 years since the landmark Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, Americans have increasingly dated and married across racial and ethnic lines. But many interracial couples say they still face racism and violence. June 12, Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the United States, some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval, and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans.
Interracial Marriage Then and Now
In the racial and ethnic classification system used for this report, individuals are classified first by ethnicity defined as whether someone is Hispanic or not and then by race. As such, all references to whites, blacks, Asians, American Indians, multiracial persons or persons of some other race include those who are not Hispanic; Hispanics may be of any race. By the same token, if a Hispanic black person marries a non-Hispanic white person, their marriage would be classified as one between a Hispanic and a white person rather than a black and a white person. Beginning with the census, individuals could choose to identify with more than one group in response to the race question.
Interracial marriage in the United States has been legal throughout the United States since at least the U. Supreme Court Warren Court decision Loving v. Virginia that held that "anti-miscegenation" laws were unconstitutional.