” It was a dog-whistle sentiment tuned to a frequency one grudgingly learns to pick up in graduate school environments.I noticed a number of my classmates nodding and tittering, as if my professor had just landed an unimpeachable mic drop.It’s been 47 years since interracial marriage was given the green light. Today, the approval gap is at its smallest — 96 percent of Blacks are a-okay with interracial marriages compared to 84 percent of Whites.Unsurprisingly, Americans over the age 65 and residents of the South are least likely to support a racially-mixed family. They will just have to get over the fact that there are over 5 million interracially-married couples in the US, according to the latest census data. But which group, among all interracial marriages, are the most common? Take a look at the percentages behind America’s interracial combinations: White & Hispanic – 37 percent of all interracial marriages White & Asian – 13.7 percent White & Black – 7.9 percent The points to “a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants” in the West as the reason behind their high rates of interracial coupling.Additionally, are there any differences between men and women, even of the same ethnicity? It's kind of hard to believe this today, but as recent as 1967, there was actually state laws that banned interracial marriage.These laws weren't overturned until the Supreme Court case, Loving vs. In that case, the Supreme Court found that it was unconstitutional for the state of Virginia to ban interracial marriage. A poll conducted two years early, in 1965 by the Gallup Company revealed that 72 percent of whites in the South wanted a ban on interracial marriage. Since then, the number of marriages has grown significantly.
There were days when that would be incredibly frustrating,” Douglas recalled.
Douglas’ father is African American and American Indian. And Douglas is married to William Haight, who is white.
They have a 5-year-old daughter who is fair skinned, with light hair.
Keep in mind that since this data represents marriages, the number of interracial dating or cohabitating couples is usually higher.
I think the class was supposed to take the folksy aphorism to mean that terrestrial concerns can splash cold water on high romance.