2016 interracial dating ban
Nonetheless, interracial couples of color have been the inspiration for films such as “Mississippi Masala,” in which Denzel Washington plays a character who falls in love with a South Asian woman.
Moreover, the comedy “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” paired the Korean-American protagonist up with a Latina love interest.
And "when it comes to educational characteristics, more than half of white newlyweds who marry Asians have a college degree, compared with roughly a third of white newlyweds who married whites," the study said.
Hispanic or African-Americans who married whites tended to have higher educational attainment compared to marriages within their own race or ethnic group.
Comparing those who "married out" to those who "married in," researchers found the median combined earnings of both groups were similar.
In one in five marriages of each group, both spouses were college graduates.
And intermarriages for white and Hispanic people do not vary by gender, researchers found. In Western states, about one in five people, or 22%, married someone of a different race or ethnicity between 20.
In both groups, people tended to marry someone of a similar age, with a two- to three-year age gap between husband and wife.
Additionally, equal numbers were marrying for the first time.
In a 1986 survey, nearly three in 10 Americans said intermarriage was not acceptable for anyone, and 37% said it might be acceptable for others, but not for themselves.
Only one-third of the public said it was acceptable for everyone in the 1986 poll.