Pew quantifies the rise of interracial marriage.

15% of U.S. marriages in 2010 were between people of different races or ethnicities, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. 43% of Americans think that the rise of interracial marriage is a societal good, and only 11% think it’s bad. Over a third of Americans have a close relative who is married to somebody of a different race. The internals of how people of different races pair up are really fascinating, and well worth reading. I view this as a happy step towards the functional elimination of race. Within a few generations, I hope that most Americans will be somewhere on a racial spectrum, rather than seen as simply “white,” “black,” “latino,” etc. 

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Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »

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