She is a columnist and editor at author of the forthcoming edition) and a senior fellow and board member of the Council on Contemporary Families. Perspectives of interracial dating at a predominantly white university. Founded in 1996 and based at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Council’s mission is to enhance the national understanding of how and why contemporary families are changing, what needs and challenges they face, and how these needs can best be met.Instead of looking at raw data which may not feel that relevant to your life, it's more interesting to examine how often men and women of each race have interracial marriages.Keep in mind that since this data represents marriages, the number of interracial dating or cohabitating couples is usually higher.Before the 20th century, with the exception of soldiers and traders, most people rarely interacted with foreigners.
However, most people have strong historic, national and linguistic identities as well, which may cause more interpersonal differences than just ethnological definitions of race.
A Gallup Poll on interracial dating in June 2005 reported that 95% of 18- to 29-year-olds approve of blacks and whites dating.
About 60% of that age group said they have dated someone of a different race. Anti-miscegenation laws used to be very common in America.
For instance, most caucasians would not view a union between Korean and Japanese nationals as a "mixed marriage"; however, many Koreans and Japanese would heartily disagree.
According to USA Today, in America 6% of marriages are interracial; in 1970, it was less than 1%.