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Old 03-09-2012, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Dearborn
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I'm not sure why a white/hispanic marriage would be considered interracial... you wouldn't call an Italian and a white person marrying interracial. Most hispanics are white.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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But there are no statistics to prove that one way or the other. That kind of thing happens all across the country, and isn't special to the Northeast. There has to be another force at work, which is a social dimension that can not necessarily be measured.

However, with my generation, it's changing. I just find the results a bit interesting, that's all.
Basically, the West is more laid-back while the East is more traditional. The class structure is also much more rigid on the East Coast than out West. I'm sure such social norms will ease over time, but given the longer history in the Northeast, more people there tend to stick to traditions.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Heck in the U.S. most "Black" people and a significant chunk of "White" people are really mixed racially anyway if we cared to go back...

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I'm not sure why a white/hispanic marriage would be considered interracial... you wouldn't call an Italian and a white person marrying interracial. Most hispanics are white.
Well Hispanic is not a race to begin with. An Hispanic person could be of any race or admixture. The biggest Hispanic group are Mexicans who in this country are largely of mixed White and Native American background, i.e. Mestizo
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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I'd say "many", not "most", and "white Southerners" than "Southerners" in general. Black people tend to be much more accepting, even if initially hesitant to know their son or daughter is marrying outside the race. I'm sure the figure is due to pure numbers, as black people are heavily represented in the south.
For the Northeast, there is a wide range of races and cultures represented, but for the most part, they tend to "stick to their own".
African-American cultures accepts these relationships in the couple is black male-other female. Black female-other male (especially white male) is not nearly as accepted in African-American culture.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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Well Hispanic is not a race to begin with. An Hispanic person could be of any race or admixture. The biggest Hispanic group are Mexicans who in this country are largely of mixed White and Native American background, i.e. Mestizo
Exactly. My girlfriend is Afro-Colombian and a mamacita I might add.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Well this certainly kills the stereotype of the South being inbred...shockingly, it's not much more inbred than the Midwest. I'm shocked DC's percentage is as high as it is. I'm also shocked only one southern state, Oklahoma, made the list.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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African-American cultures accepts these relationships in the couple is black male-other female. Black female-other male (especially white male) is not nearly as accepted in African-American culture.
I believe that might be because it is less common. So its kinda a chicken or the egg type of thing...
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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Well this certainly kills the stereotype of the South being inbred...shockingly, it's not much more inbred than the Midwest. I'm shocked DC's percentage is as high as it is. I'm also shocked only one southern state, Oklahoma, made the list.
Don't let the numbers fool you. The interracial marriages in DC are nearly all between Latinos, Asians, and whites. Blacks are seen as absolute scum by everyone else in that city, regardless of income or educational status. Granted some of them bring it on themselves, that still doesn't justify a 0.3% intermarriage rate between blacks and non-blacks.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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African-American cultures accepts these relationships in the couple is black male-other female. Black female-other male (especially white male) is not nearly as accepted in African-American culture.
That's not necessarily true. Take a sample size of Black females and see what responses you get. Let alone asking people of other backgrounds.
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