Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Challenges Among Interracial Marriages

From CBS News:

The Brocks married in 2000. But even today, there are still places in their hometown of rural Toccoa, Georgia, where they know they are not welcome. In addition to the community, people and their fiends still make unsettling comments.

According to the Pew Foundation, at least 19 percent of new marriages in the U.S. now involve spouses from different ethnic or racial groups – up from 11% in 2000. And the General Social Survey found that only one in 10 Americans say they would oppose a close relative marrying someone of a different race or ethnicity.

But that doesn't mean that tension has disappeared.

Read more here.

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