Throughout the years the rate of interracial marriage is steadily growing since it has been allowed to do so. Here we will go through some of the figures concerning the interracial wife and husband and look at some of the gaps in it between cultures and races.
In America around five percent of the non Hispanic marriages that occur are interracial as you can see it is a small amount but it is growing ever stronger as the years pass.
For African American men the percentage of them married to a white woman sits around six percent while African American men who only live with a white girlfriend sits around fourteen percent compared to African American women who are married to a white husband is only around two percent, while unmarried interracial romance couples are around three percent. So to say in a broader sense about seventy three percent of African American marriages with white people, the husband is African American. While in Asian and white couples it is the complete opposite, the percentage sits around seventy five percent for the husband being white and having an Asian interracial wife. To look at it more closely an Asian interracial wife married to a white man sits around the eighteen percent mark while the percentage of Asian man married to a white woman sits around seven percent which again like African Americans leaves a giant gap between the genders. When it comes to Hispanic marriages around eighteen percent of Hispanic women are married to a non Hispanic interracial husband while only fifteen percent of Hispanic men are married to a non Hispanic interracial wife.
Many believe that this gender and race gap in interracial romance and romance is due to the different traditions across cultures, family issues and other factors like looks, education and other such related information.
Education has made a slight difference in the African American interracial marriage again for males more so than women.
African American men who have not completed a high school diploma, around three and a half percent of them are married into an interracial relationship, while with a high school diploma the percentage increased to four percent and with a college education it went up to around six percent. While for African American women it didn't change very much. For African American women who don't have a high school diploma, the percentage of interracial marriage sits around one percent, with a high school diploma it is around one and a half percent, while with college education it is more around the two percentage rate.
As you can see, the percentage of the interracial marriage is small and has noticeable differences, but it is ever growing as more people are open to finding love across cultures and races. Just look at the amount of people who are in the public eye and from history that have a interracial wife or husband, for example Alexander The Great married Persian wife Roxana, Tiger Woods, a child of an interracial marriage himself, married Swedish born Elin Nordegren, Woody Allen married Korean born Soon-Yi Previn and Chinese Bai Ling married Chris Isaak.