Interracial relationships aren't a panacea to end racism, of course; nor can any type of relationship be over-generalized as better than another. Compare that with 1980, when less than 7% of new marriages took place between interracial couples and the share of overall marriages was just 3%. In 1987, about the impact of interracial marriage on society, 43% of Americans said more intermarriage has been a change for the better. It's been less than 50 years since blacks and whites have been able to legally marry, .
people are able to focus on the unique qualities of individuals, rather than on the groups they belong to." Which means having a more diverse social circle or a person of different race in your immediate family can be an antidote to prejudice and stereotyping. "People tend to have preconceived notions about each other based on race or culture that hinder them from getting to know one another," one woman named Kristy said."That's where we were in the beginning with my parents." that the existence of interracial partnerships is complicated by socioeconomic status, novelty and even the fetishization of someone of one race by another; these factors could play a role in how interracial couples see each other or what motivates the relationship in the first place.Moreover, conventional wisdom and has suggested that interracial relationships fare worse than same-race ones.While these forces are real, there are optimistic findings that paint a different picture of both the motivation for interracial relationships and how they fare.Several studies that the differences between interracial couples don't necessarily strain the relationship itself.Moreover, the palpable differences between two people can be a positive force: Research from 1997 from the University of California, Irvine, found that college students in interracial relationships rated their partners more highly for attractiveness and intelligence than their peers in same-race relationships, showing a high level of regard for one another.