Currently, there are 11 million people — or 1 out of 10 married people — in the United States with a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U. Census Bureau data. This is a big jump from 50 years ago, when the Supreme Court ruled interracial marriage was legal throughout the United States.
By Gretchen Livingston and Anna Brown. Since then, intermarriage rates have steadily climbed. All told, more thannewlyweds in had recently entered into a marriage with someone of a different race or ethnicity.
The growth of interracial marriage in the 50 years since the Supreme Court legalized it across the nation has been steady, but stark disparities remain that influence who is getting hitched and who supports the nuptials, according to a major study released Thursday. People who are younger, urban and college-educated are more likely to cross racial or ethnic lines on their trip to the altar, and those with liberal leanings are more apt to approve of the unions — trends that are playing out in the Bay Area, where about 1 in 4 newlyweds entered into such marriages in the first half of this decade. Among the most striking findings was that black men are twice as likely to intermarry as black women — a gender split that reversed for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and, to researchers, underscores the grip of deeply rooted societal stereotypes.
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P rior to the Civil Rights Era, racial "purity" was commonly depicted as a national goal and children of mixed marriages were considered biological "problems" and harbingers of national decline. And yet intermarriage, biologically undesirable, if attempted, would destroy homogeneity and tend to mongrelization The hope of the future of America is in the intermarriage of assimilable peoples".
The Bund of Shanghai, China in In the latter half of the 19th century, the United States and China came into closer contact with one another through trade, labor migration, students studying abroad, and in some cases, conflict. With this increased contact, mixed race relationships and marriages between people from both sides began to emerge, as did the complicated social fallout from these unions. Events like the Boxer Rebellion in China and the Chinese Exclusion Act of in the United States complicated these situations further still.
Mixed-race marriages still uncommon enough in China to evoke curiosity, but increasing African ties are boosting numbers. More than a million Chinese migrants now work and live on the African continent, while the number of Africans in China is thought to be around half that. In the 70s, there were no interracial marriages registered in the country, according to government figures. Sandra Made, from Cameroon, and Zou Qianshun married in after returning to his village near Dandong in north east China.