Published December 19, 2013
In 1959, only four percent of Americans approved of interracial marriage. Today, the U.S. has its first biracial president, and 87 percent of Americans approve of interracial marriage, according to a recent Gallup Poll. In multi-ethnic New York City, where Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is married to an African American woman and is the father of biracial children, the numbers may be even higher. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.