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(August 2010) When Ann Dunham, a white woman, married a black African student, Barack Obama Sr., in 1961, marriage between white and black Americans was rare. In 2010, with Barack Obama Jr., in the White House, attitudes toward interracial dating and marriage are very different.
A recent survey found that young Americans ages 18 to 29 have nearly universal acceptance of interracial dating and marriage within their own families.One prime reason is that the population is becoming increasingly diverse—culturally, ethnically, and racially.Americans reaching marriage age over the next two decades are probably the most racially diverse generation ever, and it will be surprising if they do not intermarry more often than previous generations. In addition, more Americans have personal experience with intermarriages involving their families, friends, and work colleagues, which lends a normalcy to these unions.S.-born, and continued immigration has boosted the foreign-born share of Asians.For the same reasons, intermarriage by Hispanics has declined since 1980.
Most common were marriages between a white and a Hispanic (41 percent), followed by marriage between a white and an Asian American (15 percent).