Thursday, May 18, 2017

Big disparities found in interracial marriage — and opinions on it

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out all remaining laws banning interracial marriage, roughly 17 percent of newlyweds across the country are getting hitched to someone of a different race or ethnicity, up from 3 percent in 1967, according to a Pew Research Center study released Thursday.

But the study found wide societal disparities in who is entering into interracial marriage and how they feel about such unions — differences that cut along generational, geographical, racial and partisan lines.

The study drew data from Pew surveys, the U.S. Census and the research group NORC at the University of Chicago.

Overall, 10 percent of all married couples — 11 million people — were in interracial marriages as of 2015, with the most common pairing a Hispanic husband and a white wife, researchers found. But the newlyweds, defined as people in their first year of marriage, continue to drive that number up.
An article worth your time.