Common against interracial dating
That’s a finding from a new report from the Pew Research Center looking at the state of interracial marriage today.
Supreme Court struck down laws against interracial marriage, interracial couples are more common than ever before—especially in cities.
Interracial marriages became legal nationwide on June 12, 1967, after the Supreme Court threw out a Virginia law in that sent police into the Lovings' bedroom to arrest them just for being who they were: a married black woman and white man.
She often counsels engaged interracial couples through the prism of her own 20-year marriage – Reverand Lucas is black and her husband, Mark Retherford, is white."I think for a lot of people it's OK if it's 'out there' and it's other people but when it comes home and it's something that forces them to confront their own internal demons and their own prejudices and assumptions, it's still really hard for people," she said.
Shutterstock There once was a time in America — not too long ago — when the ebony and ivory piano keys, metaphorically, could not legally live in harmony. gradually warmed up to the idea of a Black and White union:1959 – 4 percent1971 – 29 percent1982 – 43 percent1995 – 48 percent2008 – 77 percent2013 – 87 percent Stats also show that Blacks have always approved Black-White marriages more than Whites.