Culture crush a new dating app springs to life in America, users can search for potential mates filtering by nationality, ethnicity, and even Tribe. The app is targeted at African immigrants to bridge the gap with settled Americans.

Africans are increasingly involved in marriages from mixed ethnicities. A paper by the London School of Economics found that inter-ethnic marriages from 26 countries (in Africa) are as high as 20% (it was 10% in the 1980s).

Figure 1: Inter-marriage Rates, DHS Surveys (most recent years)

As people move to cities with a higher education level and more money, their chance of meeting people from different backgrounds increases. This is all good news for Africans. A paper from the University of Malawi found that children from mixed ethnic parents tend not to vote within ethnic lines, a significant source of violent conflict in Africa. 


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