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In 2013, 12 percent of all new marriages were interracial, the Pew Research Center reported.
According to a 2015 Pew report on intermarriage, 37 percent of Americans agreed that having more people marrying different races was a good thing for society, up from 24 percent only four years earlier; 9 percent thought it was a bad thing.
Some people admit that they went into an interracial relationship with some faulty assumptions about the other person. When Jeremy took her to meet his friends, she worried that they would be racist.“In fact, they were all lovely people,” she said.
After all, several essays in the book take strong stances against woke whites and white privilege.
As they fell in love, she kept reminding him: “I’m black. Marie Nelson, 44, a vice president for news and independent films at PBS who lives in Hyattsville, Md., admits she never saw herself marrying a white man.
But that’s exactly what she did last month when she wed Gerry Hanlon, 62, a social-media manager for the Maryland Transit Administration.“I might have had a different reaction if I met Gerry when I was 25,” she said.