Thankfully, most of my family members, including my grandparents who experienced the brutality of apartheid and racism first hand, surprised me by warmly welcoming my wife-to-be. By using our site, you agree to these terms. Her dad had issues,” bevin tells me. The chicago metropolitan area’s rate of interracial marriages is 19 percent, slightly higher than the national rate of 16 percent, according to the study. While bevin’s parents welcomed his partner into their family, jacqueline’s did not. More broadly, the couple is concerned about how their children might be treated by law enforcement.
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Fifty-four percent said intermarriage should remain legal, and the rest responded that they weren’t sure. 29 percent of likely gop voters surveyed in mississippi believe that interracial marriage should be illegal.