Fully a quarter of black men who got married in 2013 married someone who was not black.Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.
He was a youthful black man who had moved to Ireland from Nigeria when he was nine. From the moment their union was forged, the young lovers’ came under a hydraulic press of neighbourhood gossip, disapproving friends and constant sideways glances.
“If looks could kill,” Otukoya says, “I’d probably be dead at this stage.” Not everyone uncomfortable with a romance between a black man and white woman was as tactile.
, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.
Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.
An appendix includes a thorough list of websites, books, support groups, organizations, and research articles for multiracial individuals and families.
Just Don't Marry One is also about transracial adoptions and biracials.has been making a bold statement about interracial dating lately.Even in 2016, interracial dating still seems to live in the “taboo” category. Is it just a matter of personal preference that people date within their own race or is there a larger, more complex issue?While the book focuses primarily on interracial relationships, I interchange this term with inter-cultural b/c it also address this dynamic as well.Clearly, the most thorough experience covered is black-white marriage, but I found much that translated to our experience even though we're not a black-white couple.In 2013, a record-high 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data.