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Mixed-Race Marriages on the Rise

By February 17, 2012

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More people are marrying outside of their race, according to a study recently revealed by the Pew Research Center, which was reported by the Huffington Post. Specifically, the study found that 8.4 percent of married couples in the United States in 2010 were interracial couples, which stands in stark comparison to 1980, the first year such stats were available, when only 3 percent of couples were of mixed races. One of the more interesting facts to come out of this report is that there were more mixed-race marriages in the West (22 percent between 2008 and 2010), as opposed to the South (14 percent), Midwest (11 percent), or even Northeast (13 percent). These numbers prove that we've become more accepting and tolerant of the differences among us. That is good news for all people, not just married ones. What do you think of this change in society?

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