Interracial Relationships Still Subject To Discrimination

More than 46 years after interracial marriage bans were abolished, mixed-race relationships have reached an all time high in the U.S. The Los Angeles Times reports that last year, 9 percent of unmarried couples living together came from different races, compared with about 4 percent of married couples. That may not sound like a lot but U.S. Census Bureau data shows that interracial couples were more than twice as common in 2012 than in 2000.Interracial couples may be becoming much more common in the U.S., but in many communities Jim Crow-era discrimination continues to follow families decades after state anti-miscegenation laws were declared unconstitutional.A 2012 poll of likely Republican voters surveyed in Mississippi found that 29 percent believe interracial marriage should be illegal. Similarly, 21 percent of likely GOP voters polled in Alabama believe that interracial marriage should be illegal.

 

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