I'm kind of surprised that you're surprised! If you were to walk through the local mall, you'd spot at least 6-10 couples like that.I'm South Asian and my boyfriend is Hispanic (and mixed as well).It was formally declared legal in the United States in 1967 when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case Loving v.Virginia that race-based restrictions on the set of individuals whom an individual is eligible to marry violate the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.
Today, it turns out to be a Petri dish for innovative people combos.
The much more impressive stat is how many young visible minorities are marrying outside their tribes.
In what the census bureau calls the Metropolitan Area of Toronto (which includes Pickering and Ajax to the east, Milton and Oakville to the west, and Georgina on the shores of Lake Simcoe to the north), 45 per cent of second-generation immigrants who are married or living common law are doing so with someone of a different race or ethnicity.
According to the latest Statistics Canada data, nearly twice as many Toronto couples are in mixed marriages, legal and common law, as the rest of Canadians, 7.1 per cent versus 3.9 per cent.
That number covers all existing unions, including dusty old ones like mine.