Wednesday, June 2, 2010
From CBS News:
pot or racial divide? The growth of interracial marriages is slowing among
U.S.-born Hispanics and Asians. Still, blacks are substantially more likely
than before to marry whites.
The number of interracial marriages in the
About 8 percent of
Broken down by race, about 40 percent of U.S.-born Asians now marry whites - a
figure unchanged since 1980. Their likelihood of marrying foreign-born Asians,
meanwhile, multiplied 3 times for men and 5 times for women, to roughly 20
Among U.S.-born Hispanics, marriages with whites increased modestly from roughly 30 percent to 38 percent over the past three decades. But when it came to marriages with foreign-born Hispanics, the share doubled - to 12.5 percent for men, and 17.1 percent for women.
In contrast, blacks are now three times as likely to marry whites than in 1980. About 14.4 percent of black men and 6.5 percent of black women are currently in such mixed marriages, due to higher educational attainment, a more racially integrated military and a rising black middle class that provides more interaction with other races.
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