By Gretchen Livingston and Anna Brown. Since then, intermarriage rates have steadily climbed. All told, more than , newlyweds in had recently entered into a marriage with someone of a different race or ethnicity. By comparison, in , the first year for which detailed data are available, about , newlyweds had done so. The long-term annual growth in newlyweds marrying someone of a different race or ethnicity has led to dramatic increases in the overall number of people who are presently intermarried — including both those who recently married and those who did so years, or even decades, earlier.
Key facts about race and marriage, 50 years after Loving v. Virginia
The Many Colors of Matrimony: How Interracial Marriage is Increasing Across America
This very individual and personal aspect can sometimes produce a lot of public discussion. When the first Filipino and Chinese workers came to the U. A few of them eventually married women in the U. However, many people soon saw Asian intermarriage with Whites as a threat to American society.
The Urban-Rural Divide in Interracial Marriage
Fifty years after the U. Supreme Court struck down laws against interracial marriage, interracial couples are more common than ever before—especially in cities. Overall, there has been a dramatic increase in interracial marriage.
The growth of interracial marriage in the 50 years since the Supreme Court legalized it across the nation has been steady, but stark disparities remain that influence who is getting hitched and who supports the nuptials, according to a major study released Thursday. People who are younger, urban and college-educated are more likely to cross racial or ethnic lines on their trip to the altar, and those with liberal leanings are more apt to approve of the unions — trends that are playing out in the Bay Area, where about 1 in 4 newlyweds entered into such marriages in the first half of this decade. Among the most striking findings was that black men are twice as likely to intermarry as black women — a gender split that reversed for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and, to researchers, underscores the grip of deeply rooted societal stereotypes.