Here, people — called “agents” — from different races are randomly located in the same unit square and connected with other people for marriage based on physical proximity and who they know.
We must remember that she speaks from a monocultural experience and from the middle of the American Civil War and the fight for abolition and equal rights.She rightly speaks against people who would seek marriage to score political points.That doesn’t sound like a society that’s running towards a more diverse and equal future.But the algorithm’s predictions of an increase in interracial marriages is indicative of how small the occurrence is in the first place.nterracial marriages are still far from the norm in the United States.
As of 2013, just 12 percent of all newlyweds and six percent of all married spouses consisted of interracial couples.
Ortega and Hergovich write: We observe that the number of interracial marriages has consistently increased in the last 50 years, as it has been documented by several other authors.
However, it is intriguing that shortly after the introduction of the first dating websites in 1995, like Match.com, the percentage of new marriages created by interracial couples increased rapidly.
The increase becomes steeper around 2004 when online dating became more popular.
The researchers based their own model off the Gale-Shapley algorithm, a matching algorithm based on the idea of deferred acceptance.
With 15 percent of Americans using dating apps and one-third of modern marriages beginning online, that means there’s definitely more of an opportunity to get together with someone of another race — if people are willing to.