Interracial dating percentage by state
Nevertheless, the trend toward more interracial marriage is clear, as is a growing acceptance of the phenomenon.
Public opinion not only forced Bush to distance himself from Bob Jones but also prompted the notoriously stubborn and reactionary administration of that institution to drop its ban.
In 1960 there were about 51,000 black-white married couples in the United States; in 1970 there were 65,000, in 1980 there were 121,000, in 1990 there were 213,000, and by 1998 the number had reached 330,000.
In other words, in the past four decades black-white marriages increased more than sixfold.
Since the end of the civil-rights revolution interracial dating, interracial sex, and interracial marriage have steadily increased, as has the number of children born of interracial unions.
This development has prompted commentators to speak of the "creolization" or "browning" or "beiging" of America.