Since the end of apartheid - and even for some years before that - young South Africans have been free to date whoever they want. But relationships between black people and the country's Asian population remain quite rare - and the approval of parents, and grandparents, is not a given. As his mother adds garlic powder to the mopane worms frying on the stove behind him, Tumelo fidgets in his swivel chair. It's a big day. His girlfriend Ithra and her family are coming over for Saturday lunch. She's texted to say they are minutes away.
Sexual Behavior and Attitudes among White, Black, Latinx, and Asian College Students
Why the trope of Black-Asian conflict in the face of anti-Asian violence dismisses solidarity
A recent survey shows that more than three out of four Asian Americans worry about experiencing hate crimes, harassment, and discrimination because of COVID Among Chinese and Asian Indians, the figures are even higher at 84 percent and 80 percent, respectively. These findings may be unsurprising in light of shocking video footage of anti-Asian violence that has recently gone viral. Viewers of these videos witnessed perpetrators shoving elderly men and women to the ground, assaulting Asian American men and women in the face, and stabbing an Asian American man in the back with an 8-inch knife. The spate of unprovoked attacks elicited a rallying cry that something must be done. For Asian Americans, however, this cry is a year overdue. Since March of last year, there have been over 3, self-reported incidents of anti-Asian violence from 47 states and the District of Columbia, ranging from stabbings and beatings, to verbal harassment and bullying, to being spit on and shunned.
1. Trends and patterns in intermarriage
We call these racial groups for brevity, realizing that Latinx is sometimes considered an ethnicity rather than a race. We examined racial differences separately for men and women and compared groups on attitudes and behaviors. For more details on our models, see the Technical Appendix at the end of this post.
Since then, intermarriage rates have steadily climbed. By comparison, in , the first year for which detailed data are available, about , newlyweds had done so. The long-term annual growth in newlyweds marrying someone of a different race or ethnicity has led to dramatic increases in the overall number of people who are presently intermarried — including both those who recently married and those who did so years, or even decades, earlier.