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February 8, 2011 / admin

What Does This Chart Tell You?

From the New York Times 
Who Is Marrying Whom
Nearly 9 percent of all marriages in the United States in 2009 were interracial or interethnic, more than double the percentage in 1980. The rates of intermarriage vary widely depending on gender, race or ethnicity. Gender differences are most pronounced among blacks and Asians. Black men marry someone from a different group twice as often as black women do, while among Asians, the gender pattern is reversed. Over all, black Hispanics and American Indians have the highest rates of intermarriage. For Asians and white Hispanics, the rates of intermarriage have remained static or decreased.
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 When you look at/analyze this chart what does it tell you?


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  1. WingedBeast / Feb 8 2011 6:26 pm

    For the most part, I see the natural trend that would happen when there’s fewer barriers against socializing accross racial lines. Quite naturally, there are going to be more marriages as a result.

    These marriages come about 20 to 30 years after the births of the individuals. So, people who are marrying today are, for the most part, born and raised in the 80’s and 90’s. In the 80’s, people who were marrying were born and raised in the 50’s and 60’s.

    With that in mind, in one sense, this is something of a measure of social progress that had been made just 20 years ago.

    More greedily, it means better chances for me.

    • admin / Feb 8 2011 11:25 pm

      🙂 More chances for you indeed.

  2. jess / Feb 10 2011 10:47 am

    Why can’t I see anything on your site anymore,besides the comments,nothing is showing up:(

    • admin / Feb 10 2011 6:55 pm

      hmm i don’t know. anyone else experiencing this?

      • Carib / Feb 13 2011 12:39 pm

        Not having any problems here, and I use my cell alot.

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