Most people in the United States say they accept interracial relationships, but a new study of brain activity shows some hidden bias.Researchers surveyed students at the University of Nebraska — young people, not those who grew up in a more overtly racist time — and recorded their brain activity while they looked at pictures of hundreds of couples.
Opposition to a family member marrying someone who is black specifically has plummeted from 63 percent in 1990 to 14 percent last year.
White newlyweds with spouses of a different ethnicity have also increased, from 4 percent to 11 percent since 1980.
Daily Interracial marriages aren’t just up for black and white love birds.
About three in 10, or 29 percent, of Asian newlyweds living in the U. entered an interracial marriage in 2015, according to the report.
Of those marriages, 27 percent included spouses from Hispanic or Latino decent.