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.
The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.
Although there are no longer any laws banning relationships, interracial dating remains a controversial subject for some people.
Instead of looking at raw data which may not feel that relevant to your life, it's more interesting to examine how often men and women of each race have interracial marriages.
Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.
Fully a quarter of black men who got married in 2013 married someone who was not black.
I'm always into learning, but with your significant other by your side, learning about traditions, visiting other countries, or just eating different kinds of foods is an even more enriching experience.2. Unfortunately, we still live in a world where racism is very much alive. It's hard to get used to other people fetishizing our children, but between the two of us, imagining how beautiful our kids are going to be isn't the worst way to pass the time.
In interracial and intercultural romances, color counts for less than ever.
But upon hearing that the officer in the Eric Garner case had been acquitted despite overwhelming video evidence, my boyfriend was there to support me and show me that — despite what social media lead me to believe — there are some people who truly get it.
From him, there was not even a single thought that #Black Lives Matter was exclusionary.
In 1970 there were only 65,000 marriages involving African-Americans and Whites. Among all interracial couples, they represented two percent of marriages in 1970 according to a Stanford University study.
In 2005, that number was up to seven percent of the 59 million marriages in the United States.
My boyfriend is proud to say he could now lead a Shirley Chisholm fan club and may have shed a tear after watching Viola Davis's epic Emmy speech.