During that period the number of people described on census forms as “mixed” or “multiple” ethnicity almost doubled from just 660,000 in 2001 to 1.2 million in 2011, making it by far the fastest growing category.
Overall almost one in 10 people living in Britain is married to or living with someone from outside their own ethnic group, the analysis from the Office for National Statistics shows. Only one in 25 white people have settled down with someone from outside their own racial background.
Arguably the most surprising and least known details of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life was his alleged romance with a German transfer student.
Though rumors of King’s extramarital romances have circulated for years, on one hand his supposed dalliances with white women aren’t that surprising based on his life-long mission of equality and racial justice.
Aside from civil rights issues, Belafonte has been outspoken politically, openly criticizing the Bush administration.
Given Belafonte’s relentless racial activism, it might come as a surprise that he has had a number of relationships with white women, including with former dancer Julie Robinson and photographer Pamela Frank.
Regardless of his extracurricular activities, though, there is little denying the impact and historical significant that King as well and his civil rights mission have had on black people and society as a whole.
An ONS commentary explained: “Age is likely to play a factor in inter-ethnic relationships in a number of ways.
It wasn’t long before he would pen his first autobiography, .
His commitment to the anti-slavery movement and, later, to women’s suffrage was undeniable.
For example, in the British Bangladeshi community, those who are cohabiting are seven times more likely to be with someone from another background as those who are married.
It suggests that cultural barriers still make it more difficult for those in inter-ethnic relationships to formalise their status by marriage.