In 2017, one in 10 Americans was married to a spouse from a different race or ethnicity, according to the Pew Research Center. This means interracial marriage increased fivefold since being legalized in 1967.
The court's decision allowed interracial couples to come out of hiding and openly be together in public, said Vangie Castro, Rochester Diversity Council's youth and adult education program manager.
The Daily Beast writer, Keli Goff, continued, “Mixed-race families are the fastest-growing demographic in America, there is not a single interracial couple I know who has been together for an extended period of time who has not experienced some awkwardness or indignity that same-race couples do not.” How the couple was treated created a flurry of outrage online.
On Monday, Huff Post Live provided some perspective on how bias against interracial couples has persisted for decades.
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Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes.
Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed.
(June 2005) As the United States population becomes ever more diverse, are more people dating across race lines? married couples that are interracial nearly doubled from 2.9 percent to 5.4 percent between 19, to a total of more than 3 million.
The question isn't simply a matter of whom you'll be going out with on Saturday night. Indeed, despite its increasing depiction in the media, interracial romance is still America's "last taboo," according to Tom Smith, director of the General Social Survey at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. And recent surveys reveal that American attitudes toward intermarriage have also steadily improved: While 70 percent of adults in 1986 said they approved of interracial marriage, that figure had climbed to 83 percent by 2003, according to a Roper Reports study.