A happy interracial family hugging each other while wearing apparel from clothing retailer Old Navy. A smiling Black man giving his white girlfriend an engagement ring in a State Farm insurance ad. And a biracial couple and their kids on a road trip in a vehicle made by Hyundai. These are among the increasing number of advertisements selling everything from cereal to prescription drugs that portray the American family in ways few companies and advertising agencies would have dared a generation ago. More than 50 years after the U. Supreme Court struck down laws banning interracial marriage, a growing number of ads feature interracial couples with biracial children.
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Subscriber Account active since. Tinder just released the results of a survey on interracial dating — and the findings seem hopeful. We could applaud Tinder and other online dating services for broadening users' horizons and for bringing together perfectly compatible people who happen to have different racial backgrounds. But the survey focused on people's attitudes toward interracial dating and their own assessments of their behavior — not on their actual behavior. Data from OKCupid, described in a blog post , suggests that people's attitudes and behavior around interracial dating can differ, drastically.
Key facts about race and marriage, 50 years after Loving v. Virginia
Interracial relationships and marriages are becoming more common in the United States, according to a new Cornell University study. The number of interracial marriages involving whites, blacks and Hispanics each year in the United States has jumped tenfold since the s, but the older individuals are, the less likely they are to partner with someone of a different race, finds the new study. This trend reflects the increasing acceptance of interracial relationships in today's society," said Kara Joyner, assistant professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell and co-author of a study on interracial relationships in a recent issue of the American Sociological Review Vol.
Since then, intermarriage rates have steadily climbed. By comparison, in , the first year for which detailed data are available, about , newlyweds had done so. The long-term annual growth in newlyweds marrying someone of a different race or ethnicity has led to dramatic increases in the overall number of people who are presently intermarried — including both those who recently married and those who did so years, or even decades, earlier. Overall increases in intermarriage have been fueled in part by rising intermarriage rates among black newlyweds and among white newlyweds.