A recent Pew Research Center study showed Americans have a greater acceptance and approval of people who marry outside their race or ethnicity.
A Christian should not marry a non-Christian no matter how kind and good they are. Deuteronomy 7:1-6 tells the Israelites to destroy all the inhabitants of the Canaan land and not to intermarry with them because they would "turn your sons away from following Me, that they may serve other gods." The same key concern of 2 Corinthians is again expressed here. "They followed us all the way into our subdivision, down the street where we lived and all the way until we pulled into our driveway. Riding in their blue convertible, random stops by the police were common."The one time that really bothered me was when the police followed us all the way home," recalled Cindy Clark, now in her early 70s.As Martin Luther King, Jr., noted, a person should be judged by his or her character, not by skin color.There is no place in the life of the Christian for favoritism based on race (James 2:1–10).