Since the ruling, which is celebrated annually on "Loving Day", interracial and inter-ethnic marriages have steadily increased in America, from around 5% of all weddings in 1970 to 18% in 2015.
Marriage has been a declining institution among all Americans and this decline is even more evident in the Black community.
Not only did they swap places during the 60s but in 1980 the number of NEVER married African Americans began a staggering climb from about 10% to more than 25% by 2010 while the percentage for White women remained under 10% and just over 10% for White men.
The first two charts below are charts included in the report only the headings have been altered by Black to outline these findings.
They discovered some startling statistics when calculating marriage by race.
According to recent statistics from US Census Burueau1 8.5% of married Black men and 3.9% of married Black women had a White spouse.The report mentions the results of a study according to which around 22% of black male singles - that is at least one in five – who married in 2008, chose female partners from among whites, Asians or Hispanics.This represents a significant increase from previous rates like 15.7% in 2000 and 7.9% in 1980.After viewing the available data, we can see that although fewer black women are “now married”, more black women than Black men have been married at least once.This is because a higher percentage of Black women are divorced and widowed than men.