Over the last several decades, the American public has grown increasingly accepting of interracial dating and marriage.
This shift in opinion has been driven both by attitude change among individuals generally and by the fact that over the period, successive generations have reached adulthood with more racially liberal views than earlier generations.
This is quite often attributed to the media exposure given to celebrity relationships such as Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher - and also Madonna and Jesus Luz.
However, we can trace relationships between in the media spotlight right back to films like 'The Graduate' where Mrs Robinson seduced the younger character 'Benjamin'.
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