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Old 03-13-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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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.
Does it really matter, to be honest?
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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Does it really matter, to be honest?
When you're stuck in a city due to the national economy, and within that city have your social liberties limited by what the populous deems "proper", then YES, it matters.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Reminds me of a crazy article i was reading yesterday:

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Reporting from Washington— After years of battling false claims and viral emails alleging that he is a Muslim, President Obama hasn’t gotten far among Republican voters in Alabama and Mississippi – about half still believe he is Muslim and about 1 in 4 believes his parents’ interracial marriage should have been illegal, a new poll shows.
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A few states, including Alabama, kept the laws even though they could no longer be enforced. Alabama finally repealed its law in 2000 through a public referendum, though 40% of the electorate voted in favor of keeping interracial marriage illegal.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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When you're stuck in a city due to the national economy, and within that city have your social liberties limited by what the populous deems "proper", then YES, it matters.
Even if those things are true, it isn't really something that important, either way. It could be a matter of choice. Plain and simple.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/files...arriage-II.pdf

Intermarriage by region:
West: 21.9% of all marriages
South: 13.9% of all marriages
Northeast: 12.6% of all marriages
Midwest: 11.1% of all marriages
United States: 15.1% of all marriages

Outmarriage by group:
Non-Hispanic White: 9.4%
Black: 17.1%
Hispanic: 25.7%
Asian: 27.7%

Intermarriage Types
White/Hispanic: 43.3% (of which are located 37.1% West, 34.5% South, 15.5% Midwest, 13.0% Northeast)
White/Asian: 14.4% (of which are located 42.9% West, 26.7% South, 15.5% Midwest, 14.9% Northeast)
White/Black: 11.9% (of which are located 50.9% South, 19.8% Midwest, 15.7% West, 13.6% Northeast)
Other Types: 30.4% (of which are located 37.0% South, 36.1% West, 15.8% Midwest, 11.4% Northeast)

Top 10 states by intermarriage
1. Hawaii: 42.4%
2. Oklahoma: 26.3%
3. Nevada: 25.6%
4. New Mexico: 25.4%
5. Alaska: 23.9%
6. California: 23.2%
7. Arizona: 22.0%
8. Washington: 21.2%
9. Oregon: 20.4%
-DC- 19.3%
10. Colorado: 18.5%

Thoughts?

I actually thought the Northeast was going to be way higher, especially in states like New Jersey and New York, where there are interracial couples everywhere. Guess intermarriage isn't as common as I thought there.

This shouldn't surprise you. In my experience people on the east coast tend not to be as open as people out west when it comes to inter marriage. Plus many of the people on the east coast come from very established families that are less likely to break from old traditions compared to the western states.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Black people are the least likely to get married in general.

I was about to say the same thing. 75 percent of the black population never gets married. The majority of black families have been destroyed by absent fathers and single mothers.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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I was about to say the same thing. 75 percent of the black population never gets married. The majority of black families have been destroyed by absent fathers and single mothers.
It's mainly because the women purposely kept the father out of their children's lives and black women were becoming affiliated with feminism, an anti-male female supremacist hate group. That's what destroyed the black family unit.

It's one of the reasons many black men are getting involved in intermarriages.

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Old 03-14-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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It's mainly because the women purposely kept the father out of their children's lives and black women were becoming affiliated with feminism, an anti-male female supremacist hate group. That's what destroyed the black family unit.
Uh, "feminism" isn't an "anti-male female supremacist hate group," it's a philosophy

Anyway, back on topic...

Does anyone have numbers on how many black folks are involved in interracial relationships beetween the regions? I wonder how the percentages hash out between the West and elsewhere.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:55 AM
 
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It's mainly because the women purposely kept the father out of their children's lives and black women were becoming affiliated with feminism, an anti-male female supremacist hate group. That's what destroyed the black family unit.

It's one of the reasons many black men are getting involved in intermarriages.
That is not true. A lot of black men don't want to be in their children's lives. A lot of black men get incarcerated which leaves the women on their own to raise the kids. As a black woman and I grew up in a all female household, I can tell you we weren't a bunch of man hating feminist. Black men marry outside their race because black women don't put with all the crap others do. Also I have noticed that when black men "move up" they feel that dating black women is a down grade.

On any given day in the United States, about one out of every eight black men between ages 20 and 29 is in jail or prison, and more than 60 percent of the inmates in U.S.

I am a huge fan of interracial marriage, and hope to marry outside my race one day soon. I know many black women who don't want to marry inside their race because of disappointing potential mates.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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I was about to say the same thing. 75 percent of the black population never gets married. The majority of black families have been destroyed by absent fathers and single mothers.
I wouldn't go that far, but in comparison to other groups, Black folks don't get married as much. Black African American Demographics Population

There are other factors, that can be found on that same website.
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