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By 1980, the share of intermarried newlyweds had about doubled to 7%. All told, more than 670,000 newlyweds in 2015 had recently entered into a marriage with someone of a different race or ethnicity.

By comparison, in 1980, the first year for which detailed data are available, about 230,000 newlyweds had done so.

This is likely because discussions of race in general still are based on a black-white paradigm.

I was born in California USA, my parents were born in Texas USA, and my grandparents were born in Mexico.

I was raised in the very homogeneous Walnut Creek, California in the 1970s and '80s when it was very Anglo and middle class.

Despite the rising rate of interracial marriage, mixed-race couples not only continue to face scrutiny and disapproval but sweeping generalizations from outsiders.

Individuals in interracial relationships often are accused of entering such unions for less than honorable reasons.