Unsurprisingly, Americans over the age 65 and residents of the South are least likely to support a racially-mixed family. They will just have to get over the fact that there are over 5 million interracially-married couples in the US, according to the latest census data. But which group, among all interracial marriages, are the most common? Take a look at the percentages behind America’s interracial combinations:points to “a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants” in the West as the reason behind their high rates of interracial coupling.And now, let’s talk about our favorite topic here at Madame Noire Business: Money!
Here’s the median income of all marriage combos in America: White & Asian – $71,000 Asian & Asian – $62,000 White & White – $60,000 White & Hispanic – $57,900 White & Black – $53,187 Black & Black – $47,700 Hispanic & Hispanic – $36,000 Now, let’s zero in on Black Americans who marry outside their race.Black men are more than twice as likely to intermarry than their Black female counterparts (24 percent vs. The latest data shows that 17 percent of Blacks in 2010 “married out” — compare this to nine, 26, and 28 percent of Whites, Hispanics, and Asians, respectively.The mid-Atlantic region, according to , has the highest concentration of Black and White lovers — this includes Virginia, Maryland, and D. I know what you’re thinking, “Are any of these interracial marriages actually lasting? Interracial marriages have a 41 percent chance of swirling out of control.Compare this to a 31 percent chance of divorce among same-race couples.According to the most recent data on the matter, 2008 figures show that the pairing of White females and Asian males are most vulnerable to divorce.There once was a time in America — not too long ago — when the ebony and ivory piano keys, metaphorically, could not legally live in harmony. gradually warmed up to the idea of a Black and White union: 1959 – 4 percent 1971 – 29 percent 1982 – 43 percent 1995 – 48 percent 2008 – 77 percent 2013 – 87 percent Stats also show that Blacks have always approved Black-White marriages more than Whites.
When The Supremes were in full swing with their shimmery dresses and funky hairstyles, Black and White love was strictly forbidden. Well, let’s take a look at today’s interracial couples in America by the numbers, shall we? In 1969, 56 percent of Blacks were down for the swirl compared to only 17 percent of Whites.
But thanks to , a 1967 landmark Supreme Court case, today’s Halles, Paulas, and Imans needn’t hide their affections for their fair-skinned lovers. Today, a record-high 87 percent of Americans approve of Whites and Blacks tying the knot, according to Gallup. In 1995, 68 percent of Blacks approved while only 45 percent of Whites did the same.
It’s been 47 years since interracial marriage was given the green light. Today, the approval gap is at its smallest — 96 percent of Blacks are a-okay with interracial marriages compared to 84 percent of Whites.
Conversely, Black women and White men are most likely to stick by their vows.
The probability of divorce by the 10th year of marriage, relative to White/White unions, are as follows: White Wife & Asian Husband – 59 percent more likely to divorce in comparison to same-race white couples White Wife & Black Husband – 50 percent more likely to divorce Asian Wife & White Husband – 4 percent more likely to divorce Black Wife & White Husband – 44 percent likely to divorce.
Whether we like it or not, America is changing — and that’s in part to interracial blending.