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    Tuesday, October 11, 2005

    Americans Support Interracial Dating

    . . . even if you get growled at when you're walking down the street holding hands with your other-race partner. Don't get all nervous. They don't really mean it.

    The results find that Americans of all races accept interracial dating by wide margins, with 95% of younger people (18-29) approving.

    Putting these views into action, almost half of all Americans say they have personally dated a person of a different racial/ethnic group, again with younger people in the lead.

    Somewhat fewer whites than blacks accept interracial dating, but their acceptance is still strong. By age, the breakdown ranges from the 95% in the younger group to about 45% of those 65 and over.


    As usual, the Greatest Generation are the asshats, with the Baby Boomers coming in second. Slowly but surely, they will die off and leave us in a world teeming with queer-interracial-relationships and energy-efficient cars. We will no longer be split up by race, gender, and sexual preference, but as Mac users and Windows users and the snobby, elitist Linux wackos. Or cogs and freelancers.

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