By Kristen Bialik In , the U. Supreme Court ruled in the Loving v. Virginia case that marriage across racial lines was legal throughout the country. Intermarriage has increased steadily since then: Here are more key findings from Pew Research Center about interracial and interethnic marriage and families on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision.
Am I being hypocritical? Using a double standard? Although the majority of couples in the Asian American community have been with both partners being Asian, in the media, Asian women were almost exclusively paired with white men whereas Asian men who were mainly used as villains or comic relief were romantically paired with no one. This sent the message that Asian women were accepted by the dominant culture and Asian men by no one, not even women from their own community. I believe all people of color should be accepted by the dominant white culture, but not for stereotyped expectations e. In the latter, it demonstrates that Asian men can be attractive to anyone, especially women from the dominant culture.
Intermarriage in the U.S. 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia
Zhao As presidential candidates campaign throughout the country, one group seems to be courted frequently -- Latinos. And yet despite their economic rise, growth and potential, there is another demographic group that's seldom mentioned but nonetheless equally important -- Asian-Americans. The Asian-American diaspora is one of the fastest-growing and highest earning groups who is actively driving high-powered economic sectors. Thus, keeping their interests in mind is paramount when making critical business and political decisions. However, with unprecedented growth comes challenges and opportunities.
Since then, intermarriage rates have steadily climbed. By comparison, in , the first year for which detailed data are available, about , newlyweds had done so. The long-term annual growth in newlyweds marrying someone of a different race or ethnicity has led to dramatic increases in the overall number of people who are presently intermarried — including both those who recently married and those who did so years, or even decades, earlier. Intermarriage varies by race and ethnicity Overall increases in intermarriage have been fueled in part by rising intermarriage rates among black newlyweds and among white newlyweds. At the same time, intermarriage has ticked down among recently married Asians and remained more or less stable among Hispanic newlyweds.