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Interracial marriage in the U.S. is on the rise. A recent survey found the rate has hit a new record. KNXV has the details:
“New pew research center study finds a record of one in 12 marriages are couples now between different races. Researchers say 8.4% of all U.S. marriages are interracial. That’s up from 3.2 percent 1980.”
Evidence also shows that attitudes towards intermarriage have dramatically changed over the past century. Here is more from Washingtonpost:
"In a 1986 Roper Poll, two-thirds of the people said they could never imagine themselves marrying someone from a different race. In a 2009 Pew poll, just 6 percent of whites and 3 percent of blacks said they would not accept an interracial marriage in their family."
And a MSNBC analyst says the trend is a good thing for the social consciousness.
“I think that the biggest take away from this is really that interracial marriage is no longer a taboo. ...So what we're really seeing, I think, is a generational shift and it's really a shift for the good.”
Some say the changing pattern in marriage symbolizes the improving race relations in the country. A Jezebel article cites a sociologist explaining the connection behind them.
“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."
Although interracial marriages are becoming more common, Fox News Latino focuses on a discouraging scenario indicated from the same study.
“The Pew study also tracks some divorce trends, citing studies using government data that found overall divorce rates higher for interracial couples.”
But the trending discussion on interracial marriages is drawing ire from some people. They ask why it becomes topical anyway? CNN quotes some unhappy voices from social media.
"Why do people give inter-racial dating so much lip service?"“I look forward to the day when stories about "inter-racial" marriages are no longer newsworthy."
A researcher from Cornell University says most of the minorities who marry are not being married to other minorities, but to whites.
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Public blowback as a survey released Public Policy Polling suggests that 46% of Republicans in Mississippi think interracial marriage should be illegal. The survey was conducted from March 24-27 and surveyed 400 Republican voters. Nested in with questions about which presidential candidates they preferred, respondents were asked: Do you think interracial marriage should be legal or illegal? When published, the results when straight into newscasts.
“Almost half of mississippi republicans think interracial marriage should be against the Not surprising in the same poll mississippi republicans think their governor, haley barbour, should be the gop nominee for president.”
And the blogosphere’s reaction was fast and furious. A Care 2 writer fumes...
“Since interracial marriage has been legal in Mississippi for less than fifty years, this poll result is even more depressing. After all, the respondents weren't simply passing a moral judgment on interracial marriage, they were saying that they thought it should be banned outright.”
And a writer for The Stir takes it a step further, attacking the citizens of Mississippi.
“No, these survey results do not date back to the Civil War or Civil Rights Movement. They're from today, 2011. Are these people out of their minds, or is Mississippi stuck in some kind of hate-filled time warp? I tend to think it's more so the latter …”
Despite PPP being taken at its word - many are noting, the firm is not unbiased. The Daily Mail called the firm Democrat-affiliated- while the Antlantic Wire called it liberal-leaning.
And a writer for Discover Magazine dissected the numbers further, comparing the results to General Social Survey, a study that was repeated every year for 30 years until 2002. He says, the numbers don’t quite add up.
“By 2002 it was a consistent finding that less than 10% of Americans would accede to the proposition that interracial marriage should be legally banned. So the finding that 46% of Mississippi Republicans agree with that position, and that only 40% reject it outright, is somewhat curious.”
He goes on to break down the results by political ideology, noting that Mississippi Republicans who identified as “Very Liberal” or “Somewhat Liberal” were the most in favor of banning interracial marriage, which may have clouded the results.
“I think the liberal Republican opposition to interracial marriage in Mississippi is due to small sample size and mistaken responses. I really doubt there are very many liberal Republicans in Mississippi.”
Finally, Talking Points Memo takes a look at what these responses mean for presidential hopefuls in 2012.
“The poll also found that voters who thought interracial marriage should be banned liked Barbour, Palin, and Huckabee the most among the slate of potential GOP presidential candidates. Seventy-nine percent of those voters said they approved of Gov. Barbour's job performance, while 74% said they had a favorable opinion of Sarah Palin, and 73% viewed Huckabee favorably.”
PPP has said they also asked non-Republican voters the interracial marriage question, and those results will be released sometime in the future. They also asked whether respondents believe the right side won the Civil War.
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