Researchers point out that people are more likely to marry outside their race/ethnicity when their pool of potential spouses of the same race/ethnicity is smaller, and vice versa. Both white and black Americans have plenty of potential partners within their own groups.Asians, on the other hand, make up only about 4 percent of the U. population, which gives them fewer choices among other Asians. Nearly 31 percent of Asians marrying in 2008 had a non-Asian spouse, about the same percentage as in 1980.Hispanic men and women are about as likely to marry outside their ethnic group, and they tend to marry non-Hispanic whites more than other groups.The likelihood of choosing a marriage partner of another race or ethnic group is also influenced by the available pool of people of the appropriate age and with a similar educational background, because most people marry someone close in age and educational level. whites—long the racial majority—have the lowest intermarriage rates, followed by blacks.Written by Statiss There are some biracial children who identify with just one group culturally and socially which is usually black.This is because some biracial children have darker tones and society views them as black.While racial discrimination is still evident, the boundaries separating the major ethnic and racial groups have become more porous.
Only 11 percent of 2008 intermarriages were between black and white Americans, reflecting the persistent cultural resistance against relationships between these races.
Twenty percent of Asian men married a non-Asian in 2008, compared with 40 percent of Asian women.
Likewise, black women are much less likely to intermarry than black men.
A recent study of profiles submitted to the online dating website showed, for example, that whites are more open to dating Hispanics and Asians than blacks are.
And younger clients are more willing to date outside their race than older clients. A recent report from the Pew Research Center found that one in seven new marriages in 2008 was either interracial or between a Hispanic and a non-Hispanic—unions encompassed by the term "intermarriages." This is double the percentage of intermarriages in 1980, but still relatively low.S.-born, and continued immigration has boosted the foreign-born share of Asians.