Gabriel said it's difficult to predict how these couples and their multiracial children may shape the socio-cultural and political landscape in the future.But he said people who are married to someone of a different race tend to be more progressive in their politics and more empathetic overall.But other couples say their union was startling to those in their circles, at least when they first got together.Toni Callas met her future husband Peter in the early 1990s when they were both working at The Times of Trenton, in Central New Jersey. When they met each others' families, their parents were surprised by their relationship; Toni is African American and Peter was third-generation Greek American; he died in 2014."Neither of us ever brought home anyone outside our race," Callas said.
The most significant increase in intermarriage is among black newlyweds; the share of blacks marrying outside their race or ethnicity has tripled from 5 percent to 18 percent since 1980.
Black women reply the most, yet get by far the fewest replies.
Essentially every race—including other blacks—singles them out for the cold shoulder." The final graph in the report is a table where they ask "would you strongly prefer to date someone of your own ethnic background?
Latinos and Asians are the most likely groups to intermarry in the U. S.-born Hispanic newlyweds and 46 percent of Asian newlyweds marrying a spouse of a different race or ethnicity.
The rates were lower with foreign-born newlyweds included: 29 percent for Asians and 27 percent for Hispanics.