As the pro-Obama media pushes harder and harder to make race the issue as to every policy dispute, race actually is becoming less and less an issue in society, Intermarriage rates soar as stereotypes fall:
According to the Pew study, about 15 percent of new marriages in 2010 crossed racial or ethnic lines, double the rate from three decades ago. Intermarriages comprise 8 percent of all marriages now, up from just 3 percent in 1980. And most Americans tell pollsters they are untroubled at the prospect of intermarriage in their own family.
“In the past half century, intermarriage has evolved from being illegal, to being taboo, to being merely unusual,” said Paul Taylor, director of the Pew Research Center. “With each passing year, it becomes less unusual. . . . The face of the country is changing, and behaviors are changing with it.” …
As intermarriage rates have grown, attitudes have changed dramatically. In a 1986 Roper Poll, two-thirds of the people said they could never imagine themselves marrying someone from a different race. In a 2009 Pew poll, just 6 percent of whites and 3 percent of blacks said they would not accept an interracial marriage in their family.
We keep hearing about a demographic time bomb, usually from Democrats who hope it will work to their advantage.
But the reality is that the demographic time bomb is that race matters less and less, and that is bad news for Democrats who feed on racial division as a political strategy.