The history of interracial dating
Only 3 percent of couples in the country had intermarried at the time of the ruling, but by 2015, 17 percent of newlyweds in the U. had a spouse from a different racial background, according to U. Census Bureau data reviewed by the Pew Research Center in a report released Wednesday.
The increase is the highest it has ever been, with interracial marriages of black people nearly tripling from 5 percent to 18 percent since 1980.
Anyway, I'm tired of the media focusing on the negative of interracial people and relationships. Studio City, CA Dear FRONTLINE, I was moved by June's drive to find out all the details of her life, be they happy, or sad.
For every unhappy person that blames their unhappiness on color, there are hundreds of happy healthy human beings who bring that health and happiness to their relationships and the world around them. Coming from a family of many bi-racial marriages, it is nice to see what has happened to the children of bi-racial parents.
Norma was married to a black man in a time when that just was not done.
Even now in the 90's interracial couples still are viewed as taboo.
The fact that June and her half sister literally lived the same life clearly backs up this statement. Kudos to June for not trying to sugar-coat the truth. I know what it feels like to be looked at differently because of the color of my skin, but I always had my own race to go back to and to identify with.I am still mulling over whether or not I would have done the same.I think that Norma took the best option that she could.Rick Hall Texarkana, AR Dear FRONTLINE, Of all the interracial relationships I have known among my friends I have never seen any of them have problems because of skin color.Their problems are those of other couples no matter what the race.
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I do not know what I would do if neither race that I belonged to accepted me.