Fifty years ago, the U. Supreme Court ruled miscegenation laws—or laws preventing people of different races and ethnicities from getting married—unconstitutional. Decades later, interracial marriage is now the highest it has ever been in the United States, up 14 percent compared with what it was in when the courts ruled in favor of Richard and Mildred Loving , an interracial couple who were thrown in jail in Virginia for violating the state's rules against multicultural love. Only 3 percent of couples in the country had intermarried at the time of the ruling, but by , 17 percent of newlyweds in the U. The increase is the highest it has ever been, with interracial marriages of black people nearly tripling from 5 percent to 18 percent since White newlyweds with spouses of a different ethnicity have also increased, from 4 percent to 11 percent since
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Allison Skinner does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. According to the most recent U. More interracial relationships are also appearing in the media — on television , in film and in advertising. These trends suggest that great strides have been made in the roughly 50 years since the Supreme Court struck down anti-miscegenation laws.
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Interracial dating isn't without its problems, but today interracial relationships enjoy more support in the United States than they have at any point in history. While two decades ago, fewer than half of Americans approved of interracial marriage , now 65 percent of all Americans support such relationships, and 85 percent of young people do. Attitudes toward interracial marriage are so progressive that some people prefer to exclusively date interracially. But are they doing so for the wrong reasons?
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