It was formally declared legal in the United States in 1967 when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case Loving v.
The rates of this unusual interracial marriage dynamic can be traced back to when black men moved into the Lower Rio Grande Valley after the Civil War ended.
They married into ethnic Mexican families and joined other black people who found sanctuary on the U. The Chinese that migrated were almost entirely of Cantonese origin. S, mostly of Cantonese origin from Taishan migrated to the United States.
The United States has many ethnic and racial groups, and interracial marriage is fairly common among most of them.
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.
These two counties had the highest rates of interracial marriages involving at least one black spouse in the United States.