Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.Fully a quarter of black men who got married in 2013 married someone who was not black.
The United States has many ethnic and racial groups, and interracial marriage is fairly common among most of them.Interracial marriages increased from 2% of married couples in 1970 to 7% in 2005 According to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data conducted in 2013, 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race.Asian and White, Asian and Black, Asian and Middle eastern, Asian and Latin singles or couples who want to date, marry, or make new friends are encouraged to sign up. Interracial marriage is a form of marriage outside a specific social group (exogamy) involving spouses who belong to different socially-defined races or racialized ethnicities.Native Americans have the highest interracial marriage rate among all single-race groups.
Women are slightly more likely to “marry out” than men in this group: 61% of Native American female newlyweds married outside their race, compared with 54% of Native American male newlyweds.
(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics).
And, most Americans say they approve of racial or ethnic intermarriage – not just in the abstract, but in their own families.
These two counties had the highest rates of interracial marriages involving at least one black spouse in the United States.
The vast majority of these marriages involved black men marrying ethnic Mexican women or first generation Tejanas (Texas-born women of Mexican descent).
Virginia that race-based restrictions on marriages violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.