The more education African-Americans have, the more likely they are to marry white people, a new study conducted by the Journal of Marriage and Family suggests.
The study claims that an increasing number of college-educated Black people marry outside their race because they have more interactions with those of other races while attending college.
Blacks who have completed higher levels of education are more likely to marry whites because they have a greater chance of interacting with them in school, the workplace and neighborhoods where they live — a fact that has been true for other groups for a while but not for blacks, Qian says.
“This doesn’t imply that we’ve moved into a post-racial society,” says Daniel Lichter, director of the Cornell Population Center and study co-author. “Even though there’s been a rapid increase (in black-white unions), it’s still very low.”