Then & Now
Pew Research Center - Statistics show that interracial marriages are up more than double in 2012 than in 2008
• Learning about another culture or religion. • Being exposed to new ways of thinking. • Incorporating aspects of the culture/race/religion into your daily life. • Becoming stronger in what you believe. • Have biracial children who learn to be as open minded as the parents
WE ALL LEARN FROM EACH OTHER :)
Does marrying interracially bring wealth and influence?
YES IT DOES!! BUT ITS NOT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY! ITS ALSO ABOUT CULTURAL WEALTH!
White Wife & Asian Husband – 59 % more likely to divorce in comparison to same-race white couples White Wife & Black Husband – 50% more likely to divorce Asian Wife & White Husband – 4% more likely to divorce Black Wife & White Husband – 44% less likely to divorce.
Divorece Rates In Interracial Marriages
The probability of divorce by the 10th year of marriage, relative to White/White unions, are as follows:
The process by which a person or persons acquire the social and psychological characteristics of a group
How Assimilation and Interracial marriage connected
Two people who are from different racial backgrounds are more likely to be together based on education, income, neighborhoods
ANTI - MISCEGENATION
laws that enforced racial segregation at the level of marriage and intimate relationships by criminalizing interracial marriage and sometimes also sex between members of different races. Such laws were first introduced in North America from the late seventeenth century onwards by several of the Thirteen Colonies, and subsequently by many US states
Loving Vs. Virginia
June 12, 1967
the Supreme Court issued its Loving v. Virginia decision, which blocked states from passing laws that banned inter-racial marriages. This allowed people of different races to marry legally.
“Under our Constitution,” wrote Chief Justice Earl Warren, “the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual, and cannot be infringed by the State.”
What Does The Bible Say About Interracial Marriage?
2 Corinthians 6:14: "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers." That last word, "unbelievers" is of key importance.
Deuteronomy 7:1-6 tells the Israelites to destroy all the inhabitants of the Canaan land and not to intermarry with them--because they would "turn your sons away from following Me, that they may serve other gods."
Interracial Couples Are Found Everywhere