The following graph shows enthusiasm* for the potential of having a close relative marry a white person, a black person, a Hispanic person, and an Asian person. Responses, by race of the respondents, are shown along the horizontal axis. The marital enthusiasm they have for a close relative marrying a person of each race is displayed along the vertical axis. Thus “among whites” shows how whites feel about a close relative marrying a white (87.1), a black (20.0), a Hispanic (33.5), etc. For contemporary relevance, responses are taken exclusively from The Great Awokening (2012 onward):
That each group exhibits the most enthusiasm for intraracial marriage is a satisfying thumb in the eye of our cultural overlords.
That the in-house preference gap is largest among whites jams that thumb in another inch. Despite the ubiquitous portrayals of interracial couplings in the corporate media, most people want sons and daughters and nieces and nephews who look like they do.
Blacks are, relative to others, quite enthusiastic for close relatives marrying in general. With an out-of-wedlock rate of 70%, marriage to anyone at all means you’ve beaten the odds–and your auntie is so proud you did! Asian enthusiasm is correspondingly curbed–of course you’re going to marry someone, and it better be someone we approve of!
Though it will upset Wokians, notice that after enthusiasm for intraracial marriage, each non-white group prefers close relatives marry whites over marrying from another group in the coalition that is not their own. It is going to take a lot of work to extirpate the legacy of white supremacy from the multiracial paradise of the future.
GSS variables used: RACECEN1(1)(2)(4-10), HISPANIC(1)(2-50), MARWHT, MARBLK, MARHISP, MARASIAN, YEAR(2012-2018)
* Calculated as (2*[strongly approve])+[approve]-[disapprove]-(2*[strongly disapprove]) from a series of questions asking respondents about how they would feel if “a close relative” married a member of each of the four major racial/ethnic groups under consideration.