Interracial dating fact

Although in early America, whites and Native Americans, Native Americans and blacks and blacks and whites openly procreated with one another, the introduction of institutionalized slavery changed the nature of such relationships entirely.The raping of African-American women by plantation owners and other powerful whites during this period have cast an ugly shadow on relationships between black women and white men.For example, in the British Bangladeshi community, those who are cohabiting are seven times more likely to be with someone from another background as those who are married.

A major reason interracial relationships continue to carry stigma is their association with violence.

On the flip side, African American men who so much as looked at a white women could be killed, and brutally so.

(1981), a historical novel based on her family’s real-life experiences.

But while the number of people from black, Asian and mixed-race backgrounds settling down with someone from another group have all risen, white people remain by far the most segregated on the domestic front.

New analysis of census figures shows that the number of people in England and Wales living with or married to someone from another group jumped 35 per cent to 2.3 million in the 10-years up to the last census.

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