I’ll be honest. I felt speechless while watching this video. Why? The reason being is that it struck a chord within me of what I’ve had to deal with for most of my life as a deaf individual. It is SO inspiring to see that there are people out there who are striving to do the right thing. This scene was set up as “What Would You Do?” So, take a look what a local barbershop in New York, NY did when faced with the reality of interracial dating…
According to Pew Research, in 2010 about 15% of all new marriages in the United States were between spouses of different race or ethnicity. This trend increased to more than double since 1980 (6.7%). (1)
Another report indicated that this trend has climbed in the United States of up to 4.8 million people, which translates to a record of 1 in 12 people of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants. And that blacks more likely to marry whites more than ever before. (2)
Are interracial marriages good for our society?
Pew Research further indicates that findings show that 43% of Americans say that marrying others of different races have changed our society for the better, while 11% say it’s made it worse and 44% believe it’s made no difference. (1)
Moreover, Daniel Lichter, a sociology professor at Cornell University says, “The rise in interracial marriages indicates that race relations have improved over the past quarter century.” He further adds, “Mixed-raced children have blurred America’s color line. They often interact on either side of the racial divide and frequently serve as brokers between friends and family members of different racial backgrounds. But America still has a long way to go.” (3)