Study: Interracial marriage, acceptance growing
A new study says about 15 percent of new marriages in the U.S. were between spouses of different races or ethnicities.
February 16th, 2012
03:32 PM ET

Study: Interracial marriage, acceptance growing

By Ashley Hayes, CNN

(CNN) - Forty-five years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ban on interracial marriage, the rate of marriage across racial and ethnic lines in the United States is on the rise, according to a new study released Thursday.

And while such "intermarriages" continue to grow, so too does public acceptance of such unions, according to the study by the Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends project.

The study has left social media sites abuzz with discussion.

"Why do people give inter-racial dating so much lip service?" wrote Tosin Lajuwomi on Twitter. "You like who you like – black, white, blue, orange."

Others were more reserved about what the report reflects.

"I look forward to the day when stories about "inter-racial" marriages are no longer newsworthy," wrote James Burns on the micro-blogging site. "We have far to go."

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  2. UppityBlackKid

    I wish this would have happened earlier. 'cause instead of having a dead Whitney, We'd have a Whitney Houston with Kevin Costner and still making great hits. More interacial acceptance, less Bobby Browns.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |


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