Interracial marriage in the United States has been legal in all U. states since the 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v.
Virginia that deemed "anti-miscegenation" laws unconstitutional. The proportion of interracial marriages as a proportion of all marriages has been increasing since, such that 15.1% of all new marriages in the United States were interracial marriages by 2010 compared to a low single-digit percentage in the mid 20th century.
These statistics do not take into account the mixing of ancestries within the same "race"; e.g.
The numbers are the relative rates at which interracial couples get divorced i.e.
The authors found that gender plays a significant role in interracial divorce dynamics: According to the adjusted models predicting divorce as of the 10th year of marriage, interracial marriages that are the most vulnerable involve White females and non-White males relative to White/White couples.
White wife/Black husband marriages are twice as likely to divorce by the 10th year of marriage compared to White/White couples, while White wife/Asian husband marriages are 59% more likely to end in divorce compared to White/White unions.
The table shows that among whites who out-married in 2008, there were different patterns by gender in the race of their spouses.
More than a quarter of white men (26.9%) married an Asian woman, and about 6.9% married a black woman.