By the CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) - The number of interracial couples in the United States has reached an all-time high, with one in every 10 American opposite-sex married couples saying they're of mixed races, according to the most recent Census data released Wednesday.
In 2000, that figure was about 7%.
The rate of interracial partnerships also is much higher among the unmarried, the 2010 Census showed.
About 18% of opposite-sex unmarried couples and 21% of same-sex unmarried partners identify themselves as interracial.
The term interracial, as it pertains to the study, is defined as members of a couple identifying as of different races or ethnicities.
Analysts suggest the new figures could reflect U.S. population shifts, broader social acceptance of such unions and a more widespread willingness among those polled to be classified as mixed race.
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Black people still love being black and we do not need to marry white folk as a nod of progress.
Racial cross-breeding creates beautiful, hardy, intelligent people and gorgeous women. Racial inbreeding creates dim-witted hemophiliacs.
What is your scientific and genetic studies source for that emotionally and PC driven statement?
it's just like autism. It existed before, but was underreported.
I am multiracial as is my husband. For both of us, we were told by our parents and others that we were white. It was not something that was talked about; as long as we look white, no one mentioned my Asian or his African heritage.
It's tiring that mass media equates more accurate reporting to an increase in occurrences. It's why so many people say that the world is "much worse" than it has ever been – because people in the past didn't report crimes the way we hear about them now. The world was an evil place 50, 100, 150, 200+ years ago, but there was no CNN to tell us about it.
They said they were white because they were told they were white. Same can be said when mixed black children only call themself black. This is the 1 drop rule LIE. Anyone who believes in it is lost.
The banjo is an African instrument. Just ask Bela Flek.
"Im not on the black mans side, Im not on the white mans side....Im on Gods side.
Nothing like the "blood" of Jesus. Red and pure.
Forever and ever, Amen!
His self sacrifice will never be forgotten! Jesus did not die in vain. He died for Jew and Gentile (ALL non jews) alike. Those who promote love are Gods children.
I know one guy who is very judgemental and despise "mexican" with a passion; he would never miss a chance of saying something unkind about them. Now, at this present time, he is dating a "mexican' woman, and deeply inside him he is embarassed (for dating her or for what he was!?). Well... don't know how long this relationship would last for a very stupid reason.
"I know one guy who is very judgemental and despise "mexican" with a passion; he would never miss a chance of saying something unkind about them. Now, at this present time, he is dating a "mexican' woman, and deeply inside him he is embarassed (for dating her or for what he was!?). Well... don't know how long this relationship would last for a very stupid reason."
Angie – most people live, love and lust from the "fear" factor. They tend to run to that which frightens them the most. In this case, Mexican men are what scares this guy to the point that instead of him facing his fears head on, he is chosing the cowardly approach (under covers literally) with the females of that race/people. It is a form of genocide to him and arrogance at them by taking their "seed" (the woman) and violating her with his own. It is a lust or fear affair is what it is and she (the Mexican woman) is probably so "proud" to be with an "American" due to her own fears about herself and race, that to think about people's reasoning is enough to make the world stand still. This is why these situations become volatile and the two involved walk away being just as or more racists than they were already going into the affair.
Black women, for the record, a majority of White men love you. We just dont know how to talk to each other because of the media brainwashing black women and white men.
But if this trend continues what will happened to all the full bred blacks, whites, and jews in America? Won't they just disappear? Is there no pride in history or culture anymore? Everyone here is just willing to throw everything out the window?
Why do some people feel that it is wrong to be in a interracial relationship? Does the color of ones skin define who they are as a person? You would think by now that people would have enough common sense to know that regardless of one's race, people are all the same. In every race, you will find all types of people. In every race, there are good and bad people, period! It's time for those who have such a problem with race, to accept the fact that racism should be a thing of the past and move forward. They would be surprised how much happier they would be without all of that unnecessary anger. Grow up people and accept the fact that times have changed and they need to get with the program.
It is the same people that are against marriage equality for lgbt.
Union rights is what is needed not marriage rights. God defind a marriage made in Christ as 1 man and one woman. But there are benefits that come with religious marriage that gay unions are being deprived of like tax breaks. A courthouse should be granting the legal union.
Marry anyone you like. It's not my life, neither do I have a relationship counseling certificate. get a load of people
trying to tell others how to live- stupid.
Gawk and complain all you want. A couple lives in their own world, created by them. They know the stupidity of
racism. More than anyone, they'll probably be the last to criticize you.
HAHAHA I love to read the comments of all the racist pinheads who can't stand the fact that the world is moving on without them. What a bunch of fools.
If you aint white, you aint rite!
This is what intelligent people call ignorant bigotry. I forgive you. Try genetics over sociology and wake up.
I think a lot of Caucasian women/men back off having children with someone of another race because the children will not look like them. I'm not against interracial relationships - but I hear this comment quite often. Interesting to find out what others think.
I am black and my husband is white, and our daughter looks like the both of us.
You hear these comments from a blog post. You have no clue who is actually posting. You need to hear this from a white person face to face.
When you see a caucasion with red hair and frekles....your looking at yourself.
National geographic traced our dna about 5 years ago. All of us came from a few people just like the bible said. They used to make fun of Adam n Eve now they verified and quit laughing. NO we did not evolve from one cell. Yes we do evolve and change color or texture depending on where we live. NO big deal.
Don't believe the world's lies about race. There is only ONE race – it's the human race. Our differences are cultural not race. There is no such thing as "white" or "black" individuals. Everyone has different degrees of pigmentation (skin coloring). "White" people are not white. "Black" people are not truly "black". Some just have more pigmentation than others.
Best comment ever put on a website. Thank you.
One blood gets it! Keep waking up the sheep my friend!
A little difference here the bible claims this all happened a little over 6000 years ago, it was more like 100 millions ago.
The bible does not say this. The gregorian calander says this. You obviously do not understand Gods word my friend.
Yes hiker micro evolution is very real. Macro evolution is a farce. The missing link will remain missing because it doesnt exsist.
Everyone would agree, whether you believe in God or not, that God is Eternal. The reason God had to become flesh (Jesus Christ) was to transcend death and abolish it. God abolished spiritual death, not the death of flesh.
Everyone is African, that's why racism is so funny.
It's like in England where there is Ginger discrimination.
It was called pangea before it was called African. We must destroy our own self pride to see God true light.
Red hair and freckles are African and Egyptian in origin. Its a result of interracial children between European Anglo Hibernans and Africans
I use the term "interracial" because most people can understand this word. I personally, do not believe in race.
Mexicans are already mixed race, spanish conquistadors and the natives.
A lot of euro americans also share the blood of American Indians. I have Cherokee blood in my veins as well as Irish and African.
American Indians are Asian in origin. Thats where there beautiful eyes and jet black hair come from. People migrated on foot long before boats exsisted.
South American Indians such as the Maya and Aztec, and other Meso-American tribes and European Spanish "racial" mixing are the men you see working their tails off on roadways in blistering heat just to gain citizenship.
Once they go Black, ain't no looking back.....it's ah, RAP!!!!
My best advice to you realdirect...MORE KRS1 and LESS lil wayne
And same gender marriage is next.
Bravo. Well said.
This is natural behavior when you live in multi ethnic societies. Interracial relationships have been going on forever. It's only news now because what cannot be fought must eventually be accepted.
A lot of Irish men and women and African men and women had children together because they were slaves together and lived together in indentured servitude (ghettos) together. Black Irish ring a bell?
Have you noticed that a lot of these people go out of their way for attention. Usually in public. Privately some of them are an embarassment to their own race and run for acceptance in another's race – thus spreading racial, social and cultural pollution. It is a form of racial genocide. How can you love another race if you cannot stay out of bed with them.
Great, article. I believe this shows the progress of diversity in this country.
Agreed. Love the knucklehead statements below. People will hold onto their faux superiority, regardless of reality.
Exactly. Once everyone is the same shade of brown, we'll finally be "diverse". Oh. Wait. No we won't.....
Most blacks and whites in america are mixed somewhere along their geneological line. If we would stop ignoring our mothers heritage with "racist one drop rule bs stories" we'd see the truth
Lots of liberals embracing diversity. They love it so much they are going to breed it out of existence.
Bunch of liberal sicko anything go's..
wwrrd - And why does that frighten you? Stop separating yourself from other people and just be part of the human race. Life doesn't really need to be that scary.
I only made the comment to illustrate the hypocrisy of liberals. Inter-racial breeding destroys the very diversity they claim to celebrate.
Librerals flaw is their attacks on God. You can not breed DNA out of exsistance. Its impossible.
Conservatives flaw is their attack on muslims. Muslims and Jews believe Jesus was a phrophet. Christians believe Jesus' flesh was that of a human, but his spirit IS God.
Our American Indian brothers and sisters called Abba the "Great Spirit".
Buddists do not believe in God but they do keep Gods law of love sacred. In my heart I feel God is pleased with them.
God spread us out after the fall of Babylon so that we would learn to love one because of our differences. This is true love.
raceisamyth; "American Indians" are a social construct. They don't really exist expect in your racist and bigoted mind. How do you like having your own logic thrown back at you?
Cnn you act like this is new. Do you know what black irish actually means? Bahhhhh silly sheep!
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