But new research from the University of Washington suggests that reported acceptance of interracial marriage masks deeper feelings of discomfort — even disgust — that some feel about mixed-race couples.
The figures for "white" refer to those whites who are not of Hispanic ethnicity.
featuring an interracial relationship between its main characters is a major deal, and it reflects the changing views towards race and romance held by Americans.
Interracial dating is considered more acceptable and mainstream than ever, and a 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center showed that 43 percent of all Americans believed the rise in interracial marriages had been a good thing for society.
Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.
have climbed to 4.8 million - a record 1 in 12 - as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses.