, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.In 2013, a record-high 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data.(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, which we covered in an earlier report on intermarriage.) Looking beyond newlyweds, 6.3% of all marriages were between spouses of different races in 2013, up from less than 1% in 1970.In 2014, 37% of Americans said having more people of different races marrying each other was a good thing for society, up from 24% four years earlier.
" Answer: The Old Testament Law commanded the Israelites not to engage in interracial marriage (Deuteronomy 7:3–4).
However, the reason for this command was not skin color or ethnicity. The reason God commanded against interracial marriage for the Jews was that people of other races were worshippers of false gods.
The Israelites would be led astray from God if they intermarried with idol worshippers, pagans, or heathens.
On my father’s side of the family, I think his mother was just as racist as you would expect from a Southern woman of her generation…
which is why his father took such impish delight in telling everyone he knew that any black athlete with the name of “Sims” was his grandson, any time they made the news.