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  • penutgallery1
    11:53am - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    "race relations have improved"? depends on your perspective
    A 2008 study by Jenifer L. Bratter and Rosalind B. King conducted on behalf of the Education Resources Information Center examined whether crossing racial boundaries increased the risk of divorce.[9] Using the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (Cycle VI), the likelihood of divorce for interracial couples to that of same-race couples was compared. Comparisons across marriage cohorts revealed that, overall, interracial couples have higher rates of divorce, particularly for those that married during the late 1980s.[9] The authors found that gender plays a significant role in interracial divorce dynamics: According to the adjusted models predicting divorce as of the 10th year of marriage, interracial marriages that are the most vulnerable involve White females and non-White males (with the exception of White females/Hispanic White males) relative to White/White couples.[9] White wife/Black husband marriages are twice as likely to divorce by the 10th year of marriage compared to White/White couples, while White wife/Asian husband marriages are 59% more likely to end in divorce compared to White/White unions.
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  • Law abiding .
    12:45pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    No Surprised Here
    No one should be surprised given the mixed race history of the US (after the Native Americans were marginalized) before slavery (blacks lived throughout New England), during slavery (well over over 1 million slave women bore children fathered by white men) and after slavery.

    Over the past 20 years, I have noticed many mixed race couples in Reston, Dale City, Woodbridge, Potomac Mills, and Fairfax. Mostly black and white couples and families. However, I am noticing many black and Asian couples in the same areas also. Many with children also.

    No one should be surprised. Especially given the fact that our President is in fact mixed race; white (mother), and black (father).
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  • Spike
    5:59pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    Pew study
    The Pew study, released Thursday, says Virginia now leads the nation in percentage of marriages between blacks and whites, which until 1967 had been a criminal offense in the state. The study finds the children of interracial unions are challenging the typical notions of race.
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    The article focuses primarily on marriages between whites and BLACKS, not necessarily whites and Asians, or whites and Hispanics. I wonder if the author of this article really believes that Asians, for example are black.
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  • marine1969
    12:53pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    Any Stats or Info
    on marriages between white males and non-white females?
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  • Debdu
    12:56pm - Fri Feb 17th, 2012
    I Was Wondering the Same Thing
    I've seen more black females with non-black males (including myself) increasing in the last 10-15 years. Yet that wasn't included in the study.
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  • JustINtime
    3:21pm - Fri Feb 17th, 2012
    what about the gay community?
    has this increased there also?
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  • Mztroll
    7:50am - Sat Feb 18th, 2012
    JustIn1900
    HUH?
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  • 1&onlyJohnS
    1:51pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    Lot of fluff

    But what does divorce statistics have to do with race relations ?
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  • Debdu
    12:54pm - Fri Feb 17th, 2012
    It Shouldn't Have Anything to Do With It
    but "supposedly," non-whites have higher divorce rates than whites.
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  • Steve B.
    12:42pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    This is
    Bad news for the Democrats...black/white and any other combo for that matter will disrupt the natural order of Democrats being able to play the race card in future generations...they might have to resort to dividing us up by class instead. This is all George Bush's fault.
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  • empowered
    1:07pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    I wouldn't be so quick
    to assume this as Democrats have historically been politically astute at craftiness. They can come up with ways to oppress people and keep them needy through intoxicatingly attractive "programs." During the process Reconstruction they pulled many zingers on Republicans. They are powerful.
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  • M K.
    1:45pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    yes, but in 1865...
    ...the Democrats were more like Republicans today, and the Republicans were more like the Democrats of today, especially in areas of race or in the area of what we might today call "Civil Rights." Today, Abraham Lincoln would be a middle-of-the-road Democrat. Party of Lincoln, my arm!
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  • empowered
    1:54pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    Not from my interpretation of history:
    Democrats back in the late 1800's were nowhere like Republicans today. Dems were the most treacherous things on the face of the South. They fought tooth and nail to keep blacks under oppressive control, and even became more treacherous when Congress had to step in to kick the South in itsass to move on reconstruction.

    Today, Republicans have given up, and thus come off as weak as -- historically they were back in ante-bellum days battling the more powerful Democrats. They, I suspect have developed somewhat of a "if you can't beat 'em, join them" attitude.
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  • Hd2harley
    2:09pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    VA Leads in Interracial Marriages
    Who the heck cares?!!! And that's supposed to be NEWS?????? Apparently these so-called reporters don't have anything better to do with themselves.

    People are bein mugged in Virginia; Women are being raped, husbands/wives are being evicted or are in the process of losing their homes. Find something that is worthy of reporting to report on!!!
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  • presto668
    4:14pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    Relax
    It's just an interesting statistic, given that it was the Loving v. Virginia case that got anti-miscegenation laws thrown out.
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  • Craig L.
    3:02pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    In my own PW County Neighborhood, as well as in my local Lutheran Church
    I have seen many (at least on the surface, as I am not living in their homes) happy marriages between many White men and Latina and/or Asian women. Seems to be a good combination. Some Latina waitresses and hairdressers I have met at Salvadoran / Mexican run businesses in the area who have been divorced from their Latino husbands (some of whom were very abusive to them) have been dating or even remarried white American men. And they tell me how happy they are with their "Gringo" men because they are much more likely to respect women's rights than many old fashioned minded Latino men from the old country. And they also tell me that their American boyfriends or husbands LOVE the way they cook and clean for them on a regular basis.
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  • Charles C.
    9:05pm - Thu Feb 16th, 2012
    Black men are now substantially more likely
    marry white women.
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  • Patriot1
    8:02am - Fri Feb 17th, 2012
    Political Correctness at WTOP
    How funny.

    Multiple posters call out @caxxhan for his anti anythng that is not Andy in Mayberry world, and then cries abuse to the moderator. Seems that his message of hate and anger, calling anybody who does not agree with him bad names, is not caucasian or male, and then whinning to the moderator to say "abuse" is OK.

    @caxxhan, you talk tough but simply can't take the heat.
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  • JE
    8:02am - Fri Feb 17th, 2012
    And?
    Only an Ultra Liberal or Ultra Conservative would even raise their eyebrows for this information
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  • Patriot1
    8:37am - Fri Feb 17th, 2012
    Exactly
    @caxxahan disagrees with anybody who does not sleep with a Glock, is not caucasion, male or straight. He calls them bad names blah blah blah, advocates for their public beatings, etc. Then when he gets called out by others for his anger and hate, he runs to the moderator and says abuse!
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  • Vaughn A.
    1:25pm - Fri Feb 17th, 2012
    Makes sense because the first slaves wre brought to Virginia
    And Whites and Blacks have been getting busy ever since. Now they are getting married. Nothing new.
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