Rather than focus on blogging about this fruitless subject, I began to think about why these are such hotbed topics to begin with.Why is it, on the heels of 2012, are we so fascinated with racial distinctiveness, yet not interested at all in what unites us?Interracial couples, marriages, and relationships are more common today than ever before in the United States.Marriages between people of different races reached a record high of 8.4 percent in 2010, according to the .After World War II however, the gender dynamics of this interracial process flip-flopped. Similar in structure to their study, my colleague J. That is, the specific numbers for each ethnic group vary depending on how you measure "intermarriage." The different models are: I present these three models to give you, the reader, the opportunity to decide for yourself which model best represents the "true" picture of marriage among Asian Americans.You should understand that each model has its strengths and weaknesses and as you can see, each produces some very different numbers.
Individuals in interracial relationships often are accused of entering such unions for less than honorable reasons. However, many people soon saw Asian intermarriage with Whites as a threat to American society.These laws actually made the situation worse because Asian men were no longer able to bring their wives over to the U. So in a way, those who wanted to become married had no other choice but to socialize with non-Asians. servicemen who fought and were stationed overseas in Asian countries began coming home with Asian "war brides." Data show that from 1945 into the 1970s, thousands of young women from China, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and later Viet Nam came to the U. One of the best research articles on this topic is a study conducted by Shinagawa and Pang entitled "Asian American Panethnicity and Intermarriage," reprinted in the highly recommended . The other major component of the table is that it presents different numbers depending on which statistical model is used.Nonetheless, interracial couples of color have been the inspiration for films such as “Mississippi Masala,” in which Denzel Washington plays a character who falls in love with a South Asian woman.Moreover, the comedy “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” paired the Korean-American protagonist up with a Latina love interest.