By Brianna Holt. In recent months, people all over the world have taken to social media and to the streets to reject police brutality and injustice toward Black people. Protests have erupted in the United States, driven by recent deaths of Black people, including the death of George Floyd, the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. They are imperative. They actively discuss racism and both the systemic and blatant effects it has had on Mr.
Interracial marriages now more common, but not without challenges - CBS News
Tonya said, "He was real nice, he was just different than anybody I had dated before. He was just very genuine and kind. Correspondent Rita Braver asked, "When your parents realized that you were seriously interested in someone from a different race, what was their response? But we don't care. The Brocks married in , with their daughter, Lexi, in the wedding party. But even today, Tonya, who is a mail carrier, and Carlos, who owns a food truck, say there are still places in their hometown of rural Toccoa, Georgia, where they know they are not welcome; and people, even supposed friends, who can make unsettling comments:.
Interracial marriages now more common, but not without challenges
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.
The latest Newsbeat documentary, Interracial Couples: Our Stories, gives a snapshot of life in an interracial relationship in We hear couples' experiences, from the good and the bad to the straight up awkward. Ian, from Great Yarmouth, was introduced to Gigi, from the Philippines, by a friend.