America remains a segregated nation. According to Reuters, about 40 percent of White Americans only befriend people who are white. Although diverse work environments, schools and social media allows more people to interact with others outside their race, a lot of people are only befriending others of their own race.
In comparison, only 25 percent of black Americans only have friends who are black. Hispanics were viewed as the race that was most likely to embrace racial diversity. Over 50 percent of Hispanics are involved in interracial relationships.
The study also broke down how specific regions are less racially diverse than others. The South remains the most segregated, while the West Coast states are the least segregated when it comes to friendship.
Age was also a major factor. About 1 in 3 people under the age of 30 have been involved or are currently involved in an interracial relationship. However, only 1 in 10 people over 30 are in an interracial relationship.
The study proves that race continues to play a major role in how our society is defined.