Up to 8.4 percent of new marriages were interracial, the study found. Additionally, it was discovered that black women marry outside their race less often than black men.
Only 9 percent of black women date or marry white men, while 24 percent of black males end up with white women.
Stories about the number of Black women who are single have made headlines for years, and many of us are tired of hearing them.
But the reality often hits home during the holidays, when discussing your love life becomes an appetizer at meals with the family.
So it's no wonder we're thrilled for Black women who have found love—no matter the ethnicity of their partner.
Though Black men are still twice as likely as Black women to date outside their race, it seems more and more of us are becoming open to dating beyond the color line.
What can be even more disheartening than seeing your beautiful, professional, well-educated sisterfriend still unattached is seeing a successful Black man settle down with someone of another ethnic group.
since then inter-racial relationships have come a long way and indeed today they form a significant percentage of all marriages in United States for, according to 2008 Pew Research Center Report based on U. Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey, a record 14.6% of all new marriages in the United States in 2008 were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from one another.
And they did everything they could to stop filming,” recalled, Katharine Houghton, the actress who played the female half of the America’s first on screen bi-racial couple.“They kept saying, ‘Nobody’s going to ever come and see this film.
We’re going to lose millions of dollars on this film,’” Houghton told the Associated Press in an article celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic film. The movie made more money for Columbia than any film before it, earned 10 Oscar nominations — winning two — and landed among the 100 greatest movies selected by the American Film Institute.
"I've come across a lot of men who tell me I should be ashamed and say things like, "It's not too late to come home" or "He won't know what to do with all of that." I've heard it all. But the negative comments can be more distressing when they come from family or close friends.
Asia Diggs Meador, 33, had never considered marrying outside her race.