chapter  4
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INTRODUCTION Interracial marriage is linked to a variety of social issues as well as to dynamics and trends related to race relations within the United States. Th is society is undergoing unprecedented cultural changes in the 21st century. Th is social transformation began with the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. As the United States becomes more culturally diverse, equal access across groups for a variety of social institutions and organizations becomes more challenging. With respect to marriage, the popular media continually report the blurring of boundaries between racial and ethnic groups. With greater social acceptance, there has been a tremendous increase in interracial marriage over the last several decades.