Marrying interracially brings wealth and influence?
The most influential, wealthiest, American families are no longer white. They are "all of the above."
That's author Steven Marche’s opinion for you in his article on Esquire dubbed The Postracial Elite! Apparently, it pays to marry out (and if you are a member of this site, affluence is coming your way soon ;-) )
Much as people have been forecasting the growth in interracial relationships and marriage over the years, they didn't foresee the power and influence such interracial unions would wield. This is according to Pew research which found that interracial couples tend to be a bit wealthier and more educated than their same-race counterparts … with the White-Asian couples taking the lead.
Before, being in a mixed race relationship or of mixed race was considered low. But today, these same individuals born of - once considered - illicit relationships are the new elite..."biraciality has become a signifier of currency and prosperity".
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As Marche explains the above point:
The number of people identifying themselves as belonging to more than one race jumped 32 percent over the past decade. The number identifying themselves as both black and white rose by a staggering 134 percent. That rise isn't so much attributable to the rise of mixed-race people as it is to the number of people who choose to identify themselves as such. Biraciality is a desirable status. They know they are the future.
In short Marche is trying to show that race mixing is the future and now more than ever, mixed race individuals want to identify with the future.
Question is: Does marrying interracially automatically bring wealth to the couple or is it the other way round: that once they acquire wealth, rich individuals become more interested in dating outside their race?
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