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Growth/Rise in marriages between Hispanics and non-Latinos: Interracial Unions Highest Among Puerto Ricans born in the United StatesEl Diario, 7.12.15

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Growth/Rise in marriages between Hispanics and non-Latinos: Interracial Unions Highest Among Puerto Ricans born in the United States

 

El Diario, 7.12.15
Annya and Peter are part of a growing phenomenon in New York City: the Latinos who are marrying more and more with non-Latinos. The trend is particularly strong in Puerto Rican women and more so in the US-born Hispanics. According to a study by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Latinas born in this country who married non-Latinos increased from 17.2% in 1990 to 34% in 2010 in the Big Apple. This is a dramatic increase and a sign that a great change is happening," said Laird Bergad, professor at the Graduate Center and director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino, CUNY. It is clear that immigrants born abroad have a greater ability to marry other Latinos, but everything changes in subsequent generations. This is especially evident in the Puerto Ricans."