Jun 12, 2017 –
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Monday, June 12th. The 1960s was a time of great social change, and one of the landmark advances in freedom afforded all Americans by civil rights was made on this date 50 years ago. The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Loving versus Virginia, which determined that a state law prohibiting interracial marriage was unconstitutional. In the United States of 1960, there were 157,000 interracial married couples. By 1992, that total had surged to almost 1.2 million. In the 2010 Census, over 9 million residents — almost 3 percent of the population — reported being of two or more races. That was a 32 percent increase in the multirace category from the 2000 Census. You can find more facts about America’s people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Loving v. Virginia/accessed 4/13/2017: law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/loving.html
State laws struck down: time.com/4362508/loving-v-virginia-personas/
Interracial marriages 1960-1992: www.census.gov/population/socdemo/race/interractab1.txt
Census 2010 multiracial population/Table 1
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at www.census.gov (look for “Audio” in the “Library” pull-down menu).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau