While things have come a long way, we all know racism still exist, even in dating.
According to Pew Research Center data, the share of all interracial or interethnic marriages in America is at a historic high of 8.4%. Compare that with 1980, when less than 7% of new marriages took place between interracial couples and the share of overall marriages was just 3%. In 1987, Pew found that only 13% of Americans completely agreed that interracial dating was acceptable; that share grew to 56% in 2009.
And they did everything they could to stop filming,” recalled, Katharine Houghton, the actress who played the female half of the America’s first on screen bi-racial couple.“They kept saying, ‘Nobody’s going to ever come and see this film.“Despite having different families of origin, our values are aligned,” Becky said.“Our priorities all align despite our different upbringings and heritage.A good deal of the controversy over same-sex marriage has been linked to the comparison of it to interracial marriage.Merely perusing the articles, comments and debates reveals that many believe that same-sex marriage today is what interracial marriage was in the past. But one argument in particular that has caught my attention is that just as Christianity is the major force opposing same-sex marriage today, it was the major force opposing interracial marriage in the past.
Somehow I did not remember the historians making this argument.