Unformatted text preview: superficial signs of fusion (e.g., a cuisine that includes spaghetti), most contributions of subordinate groups are ignored. Marriage patterns indicate the resistance to fusion. People are generally unwilling to marry out of their own ethnic, religious, and racial groups. Surveys show that 20 to 50 percent of various White ethnic groups report single ancestry. There is only modest evidence of a fusion of races in the United States. Racial intermarriage has been increasing, and the number of interracial couples immigrating to the United States has also grown. In 1980, there were 167,000 Black-White couples, but by 2000 there were 363,000. Nevertheless, interracial couples still account for only 2 to 3 percent of all married couples....
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