Phi Beta Cons

“Multiracial Marriage on the Rise”

That’s the title of a short but compelling discussion on the Brookings website here.  It was brought to my attention by Washington, D.C.. lawyer Carissa Mulder, who asks, “How can racial preferences continue to be justified when more than 40% of Hispanics and Asians marry someone of a different race (usually white) and nearly 30% of new black marriages are to someone of a different race (usually white)?  Are we going to ask kids the races of their parents and penalize the ones who have a white parent?”  Good questions, especially in the context of university admissions.  Also makes you wonder a bit about just how racist a country we can be, with all this fraternization going on.

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