More than one-third (38 percent) of black students had dated a Hispanic, while 10 percent of black students had dated an Asian student.
Teens surveyed also had an overwhelmingly positive view of interracial dating.
When Columbia Pictures found out what the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” was about, they didn’t want to do it, recalled.According to Pew Research Center data, the share of all interracial or interethnic marriages in America is at a historic high of 8.4%. Compare that with 1980, when less than 7% of new marriages took place between interracial couples and the share of overall marriages was just 3%. In 1987, Pew found that only 13% of Americans completely agreed that interracial dating was acceptable; that share grew to 56% in 2009.Young people are even more open-minded: Roughly 9 in 10 millennials said they’d be OK with a family member marrying someone of another race or ethnicity.Fifty years later, things have changed on screen and in real life.Fans see its effects in modern films, like Jordan Peele’s new hit, “Get Out,” and in commercials for Cheerios and Chase Bank celebrating interracial couples.