This slightly older article from the very liberal MSNBC, while promoting interracial pairings, notes that according to 2005 statistics, only 7 percent of marriages are interracial, compared to 2 percent in 1970.
Sociologist Michael Rosenfeld delivers the politically correct sermon and party line here:
“The racial divide in the U.S. is a fundamental divide. ... but when you have the ’other’ in your own family, it’s hard to think of them as ’other’ anymore,” Rosenfeld said. “We see a blurring of the old lines, and that has to be a good thing, because the lines were artificial in the first place.”
Gosh, whatever happened to impartial science, science that offers facts and data rather than moral judgments? Of course I am being ironic; the 'social science' weapons are blatantly non-scientific, especially when being wielded by people named Rosenfeld.
Unfortunately, though, he is right: once somebody in your family has intermarried (or outmarried, more accurately) it does tend to mute any ethnocentric feelings among family members. I've seen it happen. Once somebody in the family marries a Hispanic, for example, suddenly it is taboo to talk about certain subjects at family gatherings, and the more liberal members of the family, Republican or Democrat, start to make gushy statements about how 'we're really all the same, and things are changing,'. Pretty soon you have a family that is divided, with certain members accusing others of being 'bigoted' or 'hateful', while gradually the family drifts apart, and some people are suddenly no-shows at the big family reunion. And that's us, on the macro level. We are being driven apart as a people because some have bought into the divisive ''we're all the same'' mantras. The liberal ideas have supposedly brought about a great deal more of mixing and mingling across racial/ethnic/religious lines, but by that very process have divided us as a people and nation.
The fact that this process of breaking us down as a people is proceeding more slowly than the Gallup poll would like us to believe is pretty cold comfort. Slowly or speedily change is happening.
One of the vexing things I've observed online whenever this subject comes up is that a good many people on our side are adamant that there is more mixing than the statistics indicate, and that black male/white female couples are THE most common, by far, though this does not appear to be the case when looking at numbers.
Interestingly, this link with some data on various combinations in interracial pairings was provided by a hostile commenter at AmRen. In any case, if the data is correct, it appears that Asian female/White male pairs are more common than black male/White female. I've noted the same thing, and yet many people refuse to believe it to be true. Why?
First, I wonder why people (men in particular) are so fiercely adamant that White women are pairing with black men in overwhelming numbers. I can venture a couple of guesses: first, maybe people 'see' more such couples, or notice them more because of a strong antipathy to such pairings. Conversely many people have no objection to Asian female/White male couples, and may not even really notice such couples because they have no strong emotional response to the sight.
Another thing which may skew people's perceptions is place of residence. If you live in a big ''diverse'' city, or near a place with a very mixed population, you will see more interracial couples, and if you frequent places with young, single people in pairs or groups, you will notice more black/White couples. Just because these couples are a common sight in your city or neighborhood does not mean they are equally common everywhere.
Asian females with White males seem to be not uncommon across generations. In the city where I used to live, I noticed more than a few such couples among the older generations. I guessed that many elderly White men with elderly Asian wives were war veterans (Korean War or VietNam war, or even World War II veterans) who married 'war brides' in Korea, Japan, Viet Nam, or the Philippines. Even when I was in college in the 70s, I knew of several classmates with White fathers and Asian war bride mothers. In certain areas, too, White men with Indian ('Native American' in PC lingo) wives are common. White male and Hispanic female is also a frequently seen combination, and has been for generations, much more common than the reverse, White women with Hispanic men, though the latter is more common with the young folk.
It's a telling sign that today's ''conservatives'' are just about as liberal as the leftists are on these issues. Just take a look at the discussion on an article at National Review's The Corner.
So while people still do tend to marry within their own people despite all the frantic promotion of outmarriage, the trends don't look good for those who actually want to 'conserve' their people, their genetic heritage. When the 'conservatives' have capitulated then the only ones to uphold the idea of preserving ''the old lines'' are those of us who are the dissidents and the counterculture of today.