17% of Americans feel interracial marriage is morally wrong? Why the negative focus?

Posted by Ria, 21 Mar

When it comes to acceptance to interracial marriage, I would like to believe that we are better off than we were in 1995, right? According to a poll by YouGov, the numbers are at 83%. Pretty impressive I must say.

However, an article on "Newsweek" decided to take a negative spin on things. They chose to focus on the small number of Americans who still have an issue with interracial marriage, those that feel that its "morally wrong".

Christelyn Karazin of "Beyond Black and White" wonders "why this article was framed this way". She is not sure why they took the negative route saying; "That 17% is a good reminder that not everyone will agree with your relationship, but… WHO CARES??!"

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The mentioned article also broke down this lack of acceptance in terms of race insisting how 17% of whites have an issue. Blacks were at 18% and Hispanics at 15%.

I agree with Karazin on this one. The article should have focused on the positive. And make the negative just but a mere footnote, don't you think? If we are the progressive nation we are, then we need to see things as they are. People are OK with interracial unions. As for the few who aren't, who cares? If they have chosen to maintain a narrow mind, let them not drag us behind. They have actively made the choice to lag behind and be in denial about our improved racial tolerance.

As for highlighting these negative stats, why do you think the article chose these negative route?

5 responses to "17% of Americans feel interracial marriage is morally wrong? Why the negative focus?"

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  1.   bwalker369 says:
    Posted: 05 Jul

    According to the Bible it is wrong....

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  2. Posted: 31 Mar

    I'm going to push back... HUFFPOST article dated 06/16/2017 titled "Number Of Multiracial, Multiethnic Babies Has Tripled In 35 Years" The report; growth coincides with the rise of interracial marriages. Pew Research indicates that the number of multiracial or multiethnic infants has tripled since 1980, making up 14 percent of infants born in 2015! Opinion of multiracial or multiethnic children seems to reflects the group’s population increase with about 22 percent of American adults saying that more children with parents of different races was positive for society. About 11 percent said it’s negative. The majority of Americans, however, believe it doesn’t make much of a difference. By Kimberly Yam.

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  3.   Paganinifan says:
    Posted: 30 Mar

    How is it "morally wrong" to find another human being attractive and fall in love? People are jackasses, plain and simple.

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  4.   augustabj says:
    Posted: 28 Mar

    Only 17%, well I don't look at the negative focus, just the positive focus which is 83%. I can remember when the acceptance for interracial marriages were only 20% back in 1968.

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  5.   Compass1 says:
    Posted: 28 Mar

    they have been lie to. there is only one race and that is HUMAN, get that straight.

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