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In a post by Gallup, In U.S., 87% Approve of Black-White Marriage, vs. 4% in 1958, past polls indicate that while the majority of African-Americans have approved of "inter-racial" marriages since polling began, there was only 56% approval amongst African-Americans in 1969. (It's now up to 96%)

Why did "inter-racial" marriages attract significant disapproval even from African-Americans?

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    I couldn't really mention it in the question, but I want to credit xkcd.com/1431 for indicating that majority approval of the United States as a whole for racial marriage happened in 1995. – Andrew Grimm Oct 8 '14 at 9:42
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    Is bigotry a whites-only phenomenon? I imagine they disapproved for the same reason whites did: mistrust of people who are different from themselves. – TenthJustice Oct 8 '14 at 12:28
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    It's not just African-Americans. I'm white, married to a Chinese--and she's gotten flak several times from other Chinese people for marrying outside her race. – Loren Pechtel Oct 10 '14 at 22:24
  • Whilst the common answer is that it's simple racism, I think it has more to do with the dilution and possible extinction of the respective cultures. – Phil Lello Mar 28 '16 at 20:13
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Race. Bigotry is not prevalent in only one race. Its prevalent in all races. The same goes for Marriage and bigotry. Races believe in only marrying your race. In the 60's though, there was a larger racial divide and a lot more bigotry prevalent. Which means a lot more separation of races. You would be literally looked at badly if you were to marry outside you race in the 60's. Its gotten a lot more common to see interracial couples these days and a lot more tolerance and love for man no matter what skin color they are. So bigotry has slid greatly since the 70s, but its still very much alive.

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