At the top of the list: California and Texas, the notoriously conservative state--and Georgia, which rounded out the top five. have climbed to a record 4.8 million, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this year.Further down, Alabama takes the number 15 spot, despite having legalized miscegenation as late as 2000. Experts there point to the steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants, which has expanded the pool of prospective spouses.But the representations we do have can help move the ball forward.Just as negative racial portrayals to negative stereotypes, more positive visibility for cross-race couples in media makes a difference.Case in point, the emergence of large populations of Afro-Arabs in the Arab World and mulattoes in the New World historically came about in the context of the Arab and Transatlantic slave trades, respectively, which resulted in impregnation of black women.These women were sex slaves (rather than wives) of non-black men (cf.
Up to 8.4 percent of new marriages were interracial, the study found. Additionally, it was discovered that black women marry outside their race less often than black men. Half of Interracial Dating.com's list of the top 20 states where singles are looking for interracial love.In a newly released survey by the online dating service, which specializes in connecting people who choose "character above color," according to a release, ten of the site's top 20 states with the most populous members have historically voted Republican over the past five presidential elections.The fact that nearly three in 10 new black marriages are multiracial with most of them to white spouses reflects an important shift toward blurring a long-held color line in the United States.” Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at [email protected] There once was a time in America — not too long ago — when the ebony and ivory piano keys, metaphorically, could not legally live in harmony. gradually warmed up to the idea of a Black and White union:1959 – 4 percent1971 – 29 percent1982 – 43 percent1995 – 48 percent2008 – 77 percent2013 – 87 percent Stats also show that Blacks have always approved Black-White marriages more than Whites.It was formally declared legal in the United States in 1967 when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case Loving v.