, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.(This is a redacted version of a longer paper on Interracial Relationships and the Social Exchange Theory) Within the United States, interracial relationships, particularly between Blacks and Whites, has a long and painful history dating back to the slave era.Since then, marriage between the races has been opposed on both sides.So on my recent hotel stay, I was rather excited to have access to HBO. This combination of race and gender is noteworthy because, although interracial marriages are relatively rare overall, those of black women to white men are rarer still. Although this is a marked increase from 40 years ago, it is still a very low percentage.) In the last 27 years, despite enormous social shifts in American society, there is nothing approaching equality in terms of the ratios of black men and women who choose white spouses.I salivated when I saw an advertisement for comedian Chris Rock's "Kill the Messenger" special on that channel. (The most recent census data put these unions at about 7% of all U. Looking at the graph below, you will see that the black female/white male pairings of today are about what they were 30 years ago for black male/white female dyads. Even when we look at interracial cohabitation, black men are far more likely than black women to be living with a white partner of the opposite sex.If this applies to one of your families, talk about this with your significant other early on, strategizing how to be reassure parents that your relationship has no intention of ignoring or abandoning heritage.
And how much of a factor does the difference in race play?
In 2013, a record-high 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data.
(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, which we covered in an earlier report on intermarriage.) Looking beyond newlyweds, 6.3% of all marriages were between spouses of different races in 2013, up from less than 1% in 1970.
Some racial groups are more likely to intermarry than others.
Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58% of American Indians, 28% of Asians, 19% of blacks and 7% of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own.