But thanks to , a 1967 landmark Supreme Court case, today’s Halles, Paulas, and Imans needn’t hide their affections for their fair-skinned lovers. Today, a record-high 87 percent of Americans approve of Whites and Blacks tying the knot, according to Gallup. In 1995, 68 percent of Blacks approved while only 45 percent of Whites did the same.It’s been 47 years since interracial marriage was given the green light. Today, the approval gap is at its smallest — 96 percent of Blacks are a-okay with interracial marriages compared to 84 percent of Whites.In 2005, that number was up to seven percent of the 59 million marriages in the United States.
While the rate of interracial dating and marriage has definitely grown in the past decades, exactly how many are marrying?
Last year, the cereal brand Cheerios released a commercial that featured an interracial couple and their biracial daughter.
The racist backlash against seeing a black man with a white woman was so severe that Cheerios had to disable comments on its You Tube account.
Instead of looking at raw data which may not feel that relevant to your life, it's more interesting to examine how often men and women of each race have interracial marriages.
Keep in mind that since this data represents marriages, the number of interracial dating or cohabitating couples is usually higher.