Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58% of Native Americans, 28% of Asians, 19% of blacks and 7% of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own.
The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.
In the past, it was outlawed in the United States of America and in South Africa as miscegenation.
Interracial marriages increased from 2% of married couples in 1970 to 7% in 2005 According to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data conducted in 2013, 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race.Oliver recounted the story of an interracial couple forced to leave Virginia in the 1950s or face jail time for being married. But, "in 1958, there were 16 states in this country that prohibited -- prohibited -- an African-American and a Caucasian from being married," Oliver (D-Essex) said on Jan. "Without question, Senator (Stephen) Sweeney said it best: this is a civil rights issue.It is a snapshot in time in the history of our country issue.More than six-in-ten say it would be fine with them if a family member told them they were going to marry someone from any of three major race/ethnic groups other than their own.Some racial groups are more likely to intermarry than others.