When Columbia Pictures found out what the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” was about, they didn’t want to do it, recalled.
And they did everything they could to stop filming,” recalled, Katharine Houghton, the actress who played the female half of the America’s first on screen bi-racial couple.“They kept saying, ‘Nobody’s going to ever come and see this film.
The truth is that I'm human, and I make choices of my own. My belief is that interracial relationships are despicable.
Interracial marriage in the United States has been fully legal in all U. states since the 1967 Supreme Court decision that deemed anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional, with many states choosing to legalize interracial marriage at earlier dates.
Decades later, interracial marriage is now the highest it has ever been in the United States, up 14 percent compared with what it was in 1967 when the courts ruled in favor of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who were thrown in jail in Virginia for violating the state’s rules against multicultural love.
Supreme Court ruled miscegenation laws—or laws preventing people of different races and ethnicities from getting married—unconstitutional.
Today, in many countries, interracial marriage is commonplace and most don’t even give it a second thought.
However, as we all know, it wasn’t always this way in the past.
The differing ages of individuals, culminating in the generation divides, have traditionally played a large role in how mixed ethnic couples are perceived in American society.
About three in 10, or 29 percent, of Asian newlyweds living in the U. entered an interracial marriage in 2015, according to the report.
Of those marriages, 27 percent included spouses from Hispanic or Latino decent.
As for American-born Asians, 46 percent married someone from a different race in 2015, while 39 percent of American-born Hispanics tied the knot with a person of a different ethnicity in 2015.
Personal views toward interracial relationships and marriage have changed even more dramatically in the U. A separate Pew survey recently found 39 percent of adults viewed intermarriage as a “good” thing for society, compared with just 24 percent who advocated for intermarriage in 2010.