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Looking at the steep climb in U.S. intermarriages




The marriage of Mildred Loving, a part-Native American, part-black woman, and her white husband, Richard Loving, led to the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage across the country.
The marriage of Mildred Loving, a part-Native American, part-black woman, and her white husband, Richard Loving, led to the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage across the country.
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It’s been nearly 50 years since interracial marriages became legal in the United States.

And in that time, the number of newlyweds who marry outside of their own race or ethnicity has increased more than five times. That’s according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

AirTalk wants to know your interracial or interethnic marriage story. How has this played out for you culturally?

Guest:

Alon Ziv, author of “Breeding Between the Lines: Why Interracial People are Healthier and More Attractive” (Barricade Books Inc., 2016)