Less than 3 percent of all marriages were interracial in , and the public generally disapproved of such unions. Interracial marriage was even illegal in at least 15 U. Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriages were unconstitutional in , a reported 72 percent of southern white Americans and 42 percent of northern whites said they supported an outright ban on interracial relationships. Not surprisingly, this transformation is most evident among young people.
White , Black , Mestizo The study found that in This compares to 8. Other combinations consists of pairings between different minority groups, multi-racial people, and American Indians. Among all newlyweds in , native-born Hispanics and Asians were far more likely to intermarry than foreign-born Hispanics and Asians:
The Loving v Virginia ruling was a clear civil rights victory, but as Anna Holmes reflects in a recent article for the New York Times, understanding who benefits from that win and how is a much more complicated story. Geographic patterns in intermarriage Photograph: You can find detailed maps of intermarriage patterns at a county level in this Census Bureau poster. There are gender patterns in this data too.