In 2015, 17 percent of all newlyweds in the country had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity — the growth coinciding “with shifting societal norms as Americans have become accepting of marriages involving spouses of different races and ethnicities, even within their own families,” according to the report.
The 17 percent represents one-in-six newlyweds, while, more broadly, among all married people in 2015, one-in-10, about 11 million, were intermarried, according to Pew.
Stories about the number of Black women who are single have made headlines for years, and many of us are tired of hearing them.
But the reality often hits home during the holidays, when discussing your love life becomes an appetizer at meals with the family.
Alabama was the last state to overturn the legalization of interracial marriages.
The high profile case of Mildred and Richard Loving, a Virginian married couple that was criminally charged for getting married under the interracial marriage ban, has been an inspiring and monumental example of the hardships interracial couples have faced as a result of the arbitrary law that was once enforced in the Southern states.
The immediate thought for many is, With all the gorgeous, accomplished Black women available, why didn't he choose one of us?However, 40 percent of the citizens voted to keep this law.“This is the year 2000, this is a new millennium, the voters voted to remove the law from the books but what’s interesting is the margin,” Steele said.They are the namesake of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case that struck down the anti-miscegenation laws still on the books in 16 states some 13 years after school segregation was deemed unconstitutional.These laws constituted one of the last formal vestiges of the Jim Crow era, and this film shows for the first time what it took to bring them down.Asians were most likely to intermarry, with 29 percent of newlywed Asians married to someone of a different race or ethnicity, followed by Hispanics at 27 percent, Blacks at 18 percent and whites at 11 percent, according to the authors.