Here we go. U.S. Census figures show sharp increases in interracial couples, especially in the South. From a front page article in the New York Times:
In the first comprehensive accounting of multiracial Americans since statistics were first collected about them in 2000, reporting from the 2010 census, made public in recent days, shows that the nation’s mixed-race population is growing far more quickly than many demographers had estimated, particularly in the South and parts of the Midwest. That conclusion is based on the bureau’s analysis of 42 states; the data from the remaining eight states will be released this week.
New York Times, March 20, 2011
I am not surprised. Are you? More importantly, what do you think this means for interracial families?