President Obama, America’s first African-American president, is attributed to an improvement in race relationships overall.
As the country marks President Obama’s first year in office, a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that the face of race relations in the United States has changed drastically. Crediting President Obama’s election, 54 percent said that race relations improved significantly since he took office.
With an African American holding the highest position of power in the United States, how has that affected interracial relationships? Leading online dating websites Date.com, Matchmaker.com and Amor.com, polled its members in December 2009 to find out.
The results showed that the majority of single men and women, 69 percent of males and 75 percent of females, are more open to having an interracial relationship because of President Obama.
Additionally, singles felt that the perception of an interracial couple has changed dramatically, helped by President Obama as well as other high profile celebrity couples such a Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry, Seal and Heidi Klum, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, and Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery.
SOURCE: Avalanche, LLC