Interracial dating in the united states
Thus, White people were roughly six times more likely than random to marry another White person.
By 2014, however, Whites were only four times more likely than random to marry another White person.
Diversity also creates more opportunities for intermarriage for all Americans.
Almost surely, some of the Whites who were not intermarried in 1980 would have been more likely to marry a person from different race or ethnicity had the population been more diverse.
In 1980, less than 4% of all married Black people under the age of 35 were not married to other black people. But Black people only made up between six to seven percent of the total under 35 married population during this period.
So while this is a substantial increase, it accounts for less than 1% of the overall increase in interracial marriages.
Only about 17% of young married people were not White in 1980, compared to 35% today.
In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on the side of the couple.If White people were marrying without regard for race, we’d expect 17% of them to intermarry.In actuality, though, only 2.7% of White people intermarried.There are also fewer White people – the group that has always been least likely to intermarry.Once these demographic changes are accounted for, a large portion of the increase in intermarriage rates vanishes.