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Though she was not charged with any crime, police handcuffed the actress last week. But her boyfriend, celebrity chef Brian Lucas, who was there, believes something else was amiss, namely that officers mistook the mixed-race couple for a prostitute and one of her clients.
According to Lucas, (he is white, Watts is African-American) officers asked him, “How do you know her, what relationship,” he went on.
It just doesn’t make sense…at least not to me.”Just as it apparently didn’t make sense to the police officers, and whichever witnesses allegedly sent them to the scene.
Interracial dating may draw criticism — like that of a young Mississippi couple that led to a mother to defend her daughter on Facebook. married-couple households that are interracial or interethnic grew from 7.4 percent in 2000 to 10.2 percent — 2.8 percentage points — in 2016.
But over the last 16 years, the number of interracial couples in the United States has increased by nearly 40 percent, according to a report by Interracial couples in Mississippi increased below the national average at less than 2.4 percentage points.
This was not the South in the 1960s but New York in the 1990s.
Such stories seem a world away when you consider the ubiquity of mixed-race couples in popular culture today, including Kim and Kanye, Tiger and Lindsey, and of course the New York Mayor and First Lady.
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The seven relationships identified as interracial in the report were: According to a report by the Pew Research Center, "about 24 percent of all black male newlyweds in 2010 married outside their race, compared with just 9 percent of black female newlyweds." "About 36 percent of Asian female newlyweds married outside their race in 2010, compared with just 17 percent of Asian male newlyweds," the report stated.