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For purposes of defining interracial marriages, Hispanic is counted as a race by many in the demographic field.
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"Mixed-race children have blurred America's color line.
They often interact with others on either side of the racial divide and frequently serve as brokers between friends and family members of different racial backgrounds," he said.
Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites. have climbed to 4.8 million - a record 1 in 12 - as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses.