Fully a quarter of black men who got married in 2013 married someone who was not black.
Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.
, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.I was [at Princeton University], in sociology, seeing all these other white women that I was friends with dating, and I was also friends with black women and we weren’t dating.We weren’t hooking up, nothing was happening with us.For Asians, the gender pattern goes in the opposite direction: Asian women are much more likely than Asian men to marry someone of a different race.
Among newlyweds in 2013, 37% of Asian women married someone who was not Asian, while 16% of Asian men married outside of their race.
and I was like ‘Wow, this is going to be much tougher than I thought it was going to be.’ Two patterns that I think are noteworthy are that, interracial marriage is increasing among black women.
In 2015, 12 percent of newlywed black women were intermarried, which is an increase from the past.
That perception is due to long-held myths and beliefs about black women, says Adeyinka-Skold, which have transformed into commonly-held ideologies.
A 2014 OKCupid study of its user data showed that most men on the site rated black women as less attractive than women of other races.
The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.