Most americans approve of interracial dating

Millennials are no exception to this trend: Large majorities of 18-to-29 year olds express support for interracial marriage within their families, and the level of acceptance in this generation is greater than in other generations.The Pew Research Center’s recent report on racial attitudes in the U.by Elwood Watson Mildred and Richard Loving were a mixed-race couple from Virginia who were arrested by local law enforcement in July 1958 for violating the then state’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924, which prohibited White-Black marriages.To add insult to injury they were told that they had to leave the state for a minimum of nine years in order to avoid prosecution and imprisonment. Supreme Court where the justices ruled in favor of the Lovings.

The study comes as the new movie “Loving” is set to debut in theaters in November.The study made it clear that Black approval of such unions has always been higher, but the gap between the races has closed dramatically.In 1958 just 4 percent of White Americans ratified their support for interracial marriage.“It shows that people show some level of disgust based on the [national] polls saying that everything is fine,” said Allison Skinner, lead author and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington, who published the study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.Skinner said the students at the Midwestern university may not be representative of the entire nation, but she added that their feelings are “probably not exclusively a Nebraska thing.” About 1 in 8 people who married in 2013 tied the knot with someone of a different race, according to a Pew analysis of American Community Survey data.

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