It's been less than 50 years since blacks and whites have been able to legally marry, .
But interracial relationships can actively help make America a more diverse, accepting place. Witnessing interracial couples in pop culture Too often, on-screen interracial relationships are limited to the pairing of a white person, usually a male, with a woman of color, ignoring the fact that other constructions do exist.
By Wendy Wang This report analyzes the demographic and economic characteristics of newlyweds who marry spouses of a different race or ethnicity, and compares the traits of those who “marry out” with those who “marry in.” The newlywed pairs are grouped by the race and ethnicity of the husband and wife, and are compared in terms of earnings, education, age of spouse, region of residence and other characteristics.
This report is primarily based on the Pew Research Center’s analysis of data from the U. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) in 2008-2010 and on findings from three of the Center’s own nationwide telephone surveys that explore public attitudes toward intermarriage.
To add to Colin's answers-There's a mistaken assumption going on here- interracial marriages are not intercultural marriages. We're living in a world where kids don't even have to be raised in one location. Or speak one language (except for some, but they get laughed at and people throw things at them). While it's important to consider the feelings of others- ultimately, they don't have to live with your spouse 24/7. Cultural differences are just 1 more thing to add to the difficulties of a marriage. And even if true: "It has been claimed by a limited number of scholars that diversity within a family system "enhances open communication for individuals to cultivate so they can have greater depth, and views of people within our world"."4.
And even so, the flimsy arguments against falls apart under scrutiny.1. - Well, why can't it be a learning experience? To mollycoddle them would be a greater disservice, imo.2. Triggers ill feeling in other that may result in discrimination.- People are going to discriminate one way or the other.
“Newly married” or “newlyweds” refer to couples who got married in the past 12 months prior to the survey date (American Community Survey).
It's a reflection of the one pointing the finger, not the person being discriminated against. ;)As for pros, I'll just leave you with some pictures, as I usually do: Truth is, people are gonna do what they're gonna do.
Even when interracial relationships were full-on illegal years ago, people participated in them.
For more information about data sources and methodology, see Appendix 1.
Key findings: In this report, the terms “intermarriage” and “marrying out” refer to marriages between a Hispanic and a non-Hispanic (interethnic) or marriages between non-Hispanic spouses who come from the following different racial groups (interracial): white, black, Asian, American Indian, mixed race or some other race.