Interracial dating debate
These racial/ethnic groups have always been unusually likely to intermarry.
There are also fewer White people – the group that has always been least likely to intermarry.
And more than 15% were “intermarriages” – marriages between people who don’t identify as the same racial or ethnic group, up from 6.7% in 1980.
Americans on whether they believed it was acceptable for Blacks and Whites to date each other.
White people made up 83% of the married population in 1980 and 65% in 2014, meaning that the nearly 5% increase in the intermarriage rates of Whites accounts for a little over 4% of the overall increase in intermarriages.
Hispanics, Asians, and people who the Census classifies as being of “Other” racial/ethnic backgrounds only made up about 10% of the population in 1980, but today they make up about 29%.
The most dramatic change over the last several decades is the number of Blacks intermarrying.
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In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on the side of the couple.
The were between Blacks and Whites, nearly twenty times higher than in 1950.
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