My father was rejected by African-American and Puerto Rican women because he was a single parent of two crumb snatchers—my brother and me.
All his second wife knew was that she loved the man, and she accepted my brother and me as well.
He had told me that watching my videos made him happy and miss America.
Now we were on a first date because I am a crazy narcissist.
I asked him careful questions about his years in the service and his home country.
He gave me polite answers and told me, a white boy from New York, that I should really make it over to Asia at some point."Do you speak Hebrew? I laughed at his question because I hadn't even said that I was Jewish yet, and I definitely didn't speak Hebrew.
Black Americans, a group that used to marry out less, followed at 17 percent.
Non-Latino whites were still the least likely to marry out, with only 9 percent saying "I do" to someone from another group.
Now, the Pew Research Center has further distilled the data on multicultural love.There's not as much of a gender difference among white and Latino newlyweds who marry outside their group.White/Asian newlywed couples have more money: Between 20, white/Asian newlyweds had higher median combined annual earnings (,952) than other couples, including more than couples in which both partners are white or both are Asian. Couples in which the husband is Asian and the wife is white.The overall share of existing interracial or inter-ethnic marriages stands at 8.4 percent, an all-time high.It's a far cry from 1980, when only 3 percent of all marriages and less than 7 percent of new ones involved partners of different racial or ethnic groups. Changing demographics play a part, but in its summary, Pew attributes the trend in part also to changing attitudes, with more than four in ten Americans saying that "more people of different races marrying each other has been a change for the better in our society, while only about one-in-ten think it is a change for the worse." Now for the details: Who marries out most: Likeliest to "marry out" were Asian Americans at 28 percent, followed by Latinos at 26 percent.