Excellent news out today. America is getting smarter when it comes to recognizing and accepting an inevitable change.
A new report released today shows that the number of “interracial” marriages in the U.S. had dramatically increased.
Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million — a record 1 in 12 — as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.
A Pew Research Center study, released Thursday, details a diversifying America where interracial unions and the mixed-race children they produce are challenging typical notions of race.
Progress indeed. The report added:
Due to increasing interracial marriages, multiracial Americans are a small but fast-growing demographic group, making up about 9 million, or 8 percent of the minority population. Together with blacks, Hispanics and Asians, the Census Bureau estimates they collectively will represent a majority of the U.S. population by mid-century.
And I love this guy quoted in the news article:
“Race is a social construct; race isn’t real,” said Jonathan Brent, 28. The son of a white father and Japanese-American mother, Brent helped organize multiracial groups in southern California and believes his background helps him understand situations from different perspectives.
That’s what I’ve been saying for years on this blog.
So this is a good way to start the day. Now if we can get the media to stop calling these relationships “interracial” we will be really cooking with gas.
Here is the link to the full article and report.