The history of interracial dating in america
Not surprisingly, support for interracial marriage is much higher among younger people under 30 and less idealistic among people over 65 years old.As the poll demonstrated the following approval rates: National adults 87% 18-29 year olds 96% 30-49 year olds 93% 50-64 year olds 84% 65 years and older 70% Younger Americans have grown up in an environment where they have been immersed with multi-cultural images from sports, to television, to music, to gender to literature.In 1958 just 4 percent of White Americans ratified their support for interracial marriage.
Thus, it only seems natural to harbor such a supportive view on such an issue.
On the contrary, older Americans inhabited an America that was rigidly segregated by race, class and in a number of cases, religion.
They have also witnessed a nation with a tormented racial history elect a biracial man as president before many of them reached their 30th birthdays!
Moreover, many people of this age demographic are biracial and in some cases, or multiracial and are the products of mixed marriages themselves.
Interestingly, support for interracial marriage differed slightly by geographic region as well.