Rates have steadily increased since 1967, when the Supreme Court’s ruling barred states from outlawing interracial marriage.
Although 11 percent of white newlyweds are now married to someone of a different race or ethnicity, white people are still the least likely of all major racial or ethnic groups to intermarry.
We live in a very conservative state, and thus attract a bit of curiosity and sometimes, animosity.
I've had white men (and women, but far less frequently) ask me if he forces me to dress conservatively or ask if he's controlling, abusive, etc.
“Part of it is about numbers,” says Pew senior researcher Gretchen Livingston, a co-author of the report.
In 2015, 10 percent of all married Americans were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity. Seventeen percent of all weddings performed in 2015 were interracial, up from 7 percent in 1980. In 2015, 18 percent of new marriages in metropolitan areas were interracial, compared with 11 percent of newlyweds outside of metropolitan areas. That’s a finding from a new report from the Pew Research Center looking at the state of interracial marriage today. Supreme Court struck down laws against interracial marriage, interracial couples are more common than ever before—especially in cities.“If you look at the breakdown of the marriage market there, it really is such a mix, with no racial or ethnic group counts for more than half of the pool,” she says.
Las Vegas and Santa Barbara follow a similar pattern.
Rude things interracial couples have heard can range from racially charged "observations" to outright hate speech.