This measure, taken at the urging of a vocal community of mixed-race individuals and organizations, was seen by many as having important consequences. In this article I examine the predictions about the impact of multiple-race classification, and assess how accurate they have proved to be. I conclude however that neither the hopes nor fears associated with multiracial recognition have been realized. Instead, the most important legacy of the recognition of mixed-race America is likely to be its contribution to the debate about classifying a much larger segment of the population: the Hispanic community.
What's behind the rise of interracial marriage in the US?
What's behind the rise of interracial marriage in the US? | Life and style | The Guardian
Note: For more recent data on race and marriage, see this post. Today marks the 48 th anniversary of the U. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia , which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states. Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.
Number of interracial couples in U.S. reaches all-time high
The rate of interracial marriages in Missouri is increasing at a rate slower than other states, according to a recent U. Census Bureau report. Results from the American Community Survey show the percentage of interracial married-couple households increased from 7. The data for Missouri indicates that over the same time frame, the number of interracial couples increased less than 2. Missouri is among 21 other states that saw an increase in that range.
Interracial marriage in the United States has been legal in all U. Supreme Court Warren Court decision Loving v. Virginia that deemed "anti-miscegenation" laws unconstitutional.