Journals on interracial dating
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.
Yet the rates of intermarriage among different racial/ethnic groups show very different trends.
This next chart displays intermarriage rates across time for the America’s four major racial/ethnic groups for the same period.
The most dramatic change over the last several decades is the number of Blacks intermarrying.
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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.
Though this rate of growth is not as high as that of the Black population, it is a larger component of the general rise in intermarriage.
This is because Whites make up the majority of married people – though their share is decreasing.