Interracial marriage was considered taboo in most areas in the United States. Until June 12, 1967, the US Supreme Court abolished a ban on whites and other Virginia miscegenation statute. The ruling also overturned the other 15 US states against the black and white miscegenation laws. Since then, the number of interracial marriages in the United States began to increase. America in the 21st century, with the rising waves of immigration, people from different races around the world, the influx of the United States, the number of interracial marriages and biracial surge in American society has become more diverse, inter-ethnic isolation is gradually reduced.
A study of US showed that the US whites and blacks are more and more marriages. 30 years ago, such marriages are very rare in the United States, but a significant increase in the proportion of blacks and whites marriages today, an increase is even higher than in other intermarriage.
According to research in the latest issue of “Journal of Marriage and Family,” which was published in 1980, only 5 percent of black men and white women married; to 2008, as many as 14 percent of black men and white women married couples, more than 30 years ago, has tripled.
While among black women in 1980, only 1 percent of married white men. But in 2008, 6 percent of black women have white husbands.
However,Black and white marriages are still minority
Researchers are based on 2010 census data to study. They found that, since the 1980s, intermarriage between whites and blacks in the growth rate to be higher than the growth rate of intermarriage among any other race.The researchers also said that while a significant increase in cases of intermarriage between whites and blacks, but such marriages are still a minority.
Ohio State University professor Qian Zhenhua super American sociologist responsible for the study, said: “Needless to say, a significant increase in the proportion of marriages between whites and blacks, but the proportion is still small study just showed that compared with 1980. the relationship between the various ethnic more harmonious now, but we still have a lot to be desired progress. boundaries between different races have become increasingly blurred, but did not completely disappear. “He went on to say: “In the past a person’s race can decide everything, including what education he could, however, such a concept in this context of marriage is gradually changing.He said: “We first discovered, highly educated blacks and whites are more willing to intermarriage that makes sense of discovery proved that the boundaries between the various ethnic already began to blur..”
According to the US Census Bureau, 1970 to 2005, blacks and whites intermarried families from 65,000 to 422,000. Many of them there are some well-known American who, as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Julian Bond, civil rights leader, former Senator Carol Braun and other famous black, their spouses are whites. President Clinton and Secretary of Defense William period Cohen, star of “Angry boxer” and is eligible for 53rd Academy Awards for best actor award Robert De Niro is married black woman as his wife. 2008 presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, the world’s top golfer Tiger Woods, who in addition to wearing a bright halo of success, there is one thing in common, they are all interracial marriage‘s offspring.