Black Voices

The Weird Racial Politics Of Online Dating

We’re in the midst of a cultural sea change to one of the most central institutions in the life of the nation.

American attitudes on interracial relationships have taken an enormous step forward in the last two decades. As recently as 1995, fewer than half of all Gallup survey respondents favored interracial marriage—and only 4 percent did in 1985. Now such sentiments are relegated to shadowy Internet message boards and corners of right-wing talk radio.