Modern Living: Boy, Girl, Black, White

No definitive statistics exist on the subject, but the evidence of the eye cannot be denied: interracial dating is noticeably on the increase. Liberalized admissions policies at universities have mixed more black and white undergraduates, and it is now commonplace to see interracial couples strolling in college towns. The Peace Corps and Vista have been responsible for further interracial dating—and intermarriage. Social activism has established a solid common ground for white and nonwhite youth. Obviously, the next census will show a great many more mixed marriages since the 1960 figure of 50,000.


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