Interracial dating marriage articles


When NBC executives tweeted that question last week, what exactly did they expect the answer to be?



And it will be no surprise if the Bachelorette, Texas lawyer Rachel Lindsay, winds up with someone white or Asian or Hispanic since the most dramatic increases in intermarriage have occurred among black newlyweds.But the truth is that most Americans (52 percent) simply believe that intermarriage "doesn't make much difference for our society." (That's true of 60 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of people who live in rural areas.) In other words, more than half of Americans couldn't care less who you marry.While liberals think we should run out and congratulate every interracial couple we see (and tell them their children are beautiful), most Americans think you should marry whomever you want.The reason that interracial marriage became common, that no-fault divorce became ubiquitous, that gay marriage was legalized, and that we will probably get state-recognized polygamy and various other romantic arrangements is because Americans increasingly think what goes on in your bedroom is your own damn business.

There are plenty of conservatives who will argue that this attitude is problematic—not because they oppose interracial marriage, but because they believe that the public has an interest in stable, two-parent families.

Have they noticed Kanye West and Kim Kardashian together recently? For the rest of us it's 2017, a half-century since , the Supreme Court decision that invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.