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    Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

    Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

    WASHINGTON Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million a record 1 in 12 as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.

    A Pew Research Center study, released Thursday, details a diversifying America where interracial unions and the mixed-race children they produce are challenging typical notions of race.

    "The rise in interracial marriage indicates that race relations have improved over the past quarter century," said Daniel Lichter, a sociology professor at Cornell University. "Mixed-race children have blurred America's color line. They often interact with others on either side of the racial divide and frequently serve as brokers between friends and family members of different racial backgrounds," he said. "But America still has a long way to go."

    The figures come from previous censuses as well as the 2008-2010 American Community Survey, which surveys 3 million households annually. The figures for "white" refer to those whites who are not of Hispanic ethnicity. For purposes of defining interracial marriages, Hispanic is counted as a race by many in the demographic field.

    New milestone: 1 in 6 US residents is Hispanic


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    Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12 - US news - Life - msnbc.com

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    Re: Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

    Miscegenation is a tough issue, but it just reinforces why freedom of association is so important.

    "But America still has a long way to go."
    What?

    Look. Love has an emotional element to it, and maybe someone just doesn't feel attracted to people who look different or come from a different background.

    Put simply, having an emotional racial preference does not make someone a racist, nor are people obligated to justify their racial feelings to others anymore than why they like strawberry ice cream.

    New milestone: 1 in 6 US residents is Hispanic
    OK, the article is clearly trying to spur fearmongering. MSNBC loves to do this with its Rockefeller Republican/civic nationalist persona.

    300million/6 = 50 million Hispanics.

    In 2008, We had about 11 million illegal immigrants of which 81% (8.91m) are Hispanic.

    That means 17.8% of Hispanics are illegal.

    Look. I won't deny that illegal immigration is a problem, but the goal of this article is to obviously make people panic and fall for being called racists.

    Upholding due process would fix all of this. This is especially important for the working class which doesn't need "liberals" hiding behind multiculturalism to break down the labor market.

    Obviously, marriage and the labor market are connected in how children with stable parents can compete better and have a better shot at social mobility.

    It's no surprise, then, that "liberals" have been suggesting a breakdown of the traditional family unit is OK as well. They DON'T WANT social mobility. They're elitists who want to preserve their social status while others envy, and scrounge to become, them.

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    Re: Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

    I really didn't read it as fearmongering..

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    Re: Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

    Doesn't surprise me.

    I'm pretty colorblind (racially speaking) and most of my relationships over the last few years have been interracial.

    I imagine if and when I marry someone it'll likely be an interracial marriage.

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    Re: Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

    I see this as the foreshadowing of the gay marriage issue.

    Each successive generation of people becomes more open to accepting things which previous generations once spurned.

    Of course it also provides evidence that racism is in fact an issue within the black community, and not just against the black community.

    All in all it's a good sign of things to come. Diversity and acceptance.

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    Re: Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

    Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12
    Good! Great news!

    But I'll note that just because someone isn't attracted to someone of a different race doesn't mean they're racist.

    But people who would see this as a negative development in our country = blatant racist which I have zero tolerance for.
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    Re: Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post

    the goal of this article is to obviously make people panic and fall for being called racists.

    Upholding due process would fix all of this.
    The reader can interpret anything they want, inject meaning and obfuscate the message. The following is is what the article states, the interpretation is in the mind of the beholder.

    "In the past century, intermarriage has evolved from being illegal, to be a taboo and then to be merely unusual. And with each passing year, it becomes less unusual," said Paul Taylor, director of Pew's Social & Demographic Trends project. "That says a lot about the state of race relations. Behaviors have changed and attitudes have changed."

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    Re: Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

    It is not surprising that interracial marriage has risen. I beleive it is rare to find a "purebred" race and people are just being more honest in their responses. The US has been a "melting pot" for generations therefore interracial marriages are inevitable and more accepted as time goes on.

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    Re: Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    It is not surprising that interracial marriage has risen. I beleive it is rare to find a "purebred" race and people are just being more honest in their responses. The US has been a "melting pot" for generations therefore interracial marriages are inevitable and more accepted as time goes on.
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    Re: Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
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