Served in the U. Army, attended and graduated from The University of Texas-Arlington with a bachelors in psychology and minor in sociology. How does interracial marriage impact and affect the lives of children? The Supreme Courts ruling in Loving vs. Virginia opened the way for people to legally marry outside of their race in the United States. Since the legal barrier to interracial marriage has dropped, the rise of these unions has increased.
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Centuries before the same-sex marriage movement , the U. It's widely known that the Deep South banned interracial marriages until , but less widely known is that many other states did the same. California, for example, prohibited these marriages until In addition, politicians made three brazen attempts to ban interracial marriages nationally by amending the U.
Recently released new statistics hint that interracial marriages aren't increasing as healthily as they once did. In fact, the latest census reports that in the last 10 years interracial marriages have only increased by 20 percent, as opposed to the shockingly high 65 percent increase in the s. Yet, one mixed racial pairing still enjoying a healthy increase? Whites marrying blacks. As a matter of fact, an African-American and Caucasian pairing is now three times as likely as it was in
We seem to forget that there are some people that choose to date and marry outside of their race and can face discrimination for their choice. There is one interracial pairing that has been focused on throughout history more than others, and that is the relationship between African Americans and Caucasians. Dating between African Americans and Caucasians has not always been as accepted as it is today. In the early stages of interracial dating, couples have faced some sort of discrimination throughout their relationship. Even Caucasians, despite their privilege, have faced discrimination for dating African Americans; one person that I was able to interview was my mother who has been in an interracial relationship with an African American man for over nineteen years.