(August 2010) When Ann Dunham, a white woman, married a black African student, Barack Obama Sr., in 1961, marriage between white and black Americans was rare. In 2010, with Barack Obama Jr., in the White House, attitudes toward interracial dating and marriage are very different.
Less than 3 percent of all marriages were interracial in 1960, and the public generally disapproved of such unions. Not surprisingly, this transformation is most evident among young people.
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Half or 50% of African Americans have never been married compared to 33% of all Americans.
A recent survey found that young Americans ages 18 to 29 have nearly universal acceptance of interracial dating and marriage within their own families.
This is because a higher percentage of Black women are divorced and widowed than men.
Also in 2014 just under half or 48% of black women had never been married which is up from 44% in 2008 and 42.7% in 2005.
Marriage has been a declining institution among all Americans and this decline is even more evident in the Black community.
In 2014 only 29% of African Americans were married compared to 48% of all Americans.