Statistics on interracial dating 2016
It really is dependent on where you are in the country and also the locale." Even in the South, interracial couples are common enough that oftentimes no one notices them, even in a state like Virginia, Hirschkop said.
Interracial couples can now be seen in books, television shows, movies and commercials.
shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U. She often counsels engaged interracial couples through the prism of her own 20-year marriage — Lucas is black and her husband, Mark Retherford, is white.
S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. "I think for a lot of people it's OK if it's 'out there' and it's other people but when it comes home and it's something that forces them to confront their own internal demons and their own prejudices and assumptions, it's still really hard for people," she said.
In the 1980s, Michele Farrell, who is white, was dating an African-American man and they decided to look around Port Huron, Michigan, for an apartment together.
"I had the woman who was showing the apartment tell us, 'I don't rent to coloreds.