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Interracial marriage continues to be relatively uncommon, despite the increasing rate. In 2010, 15% of recent marriages have been interracial, and of these only 9% of Whites married outside of their race. However, this takes into account inter ethnic marriages, this that means it counts white Hispanics marrying non-Hispanic whites as interracial marriages, despite each bride and groom being racially white. Of the 275,000 new interracial marriages in 2010, 43% have been white-Hispanic, 14.4% have been white-Asian, eleven.9% have been white-black and the remaining were other combinations.

Among all newlyweds, 9.4% of whites, 17.1% of blacks, 25.7% of Hispanics and 27.7% of Asians married someone whose race or ethnicity was different from their very own. Most Americans say they approve of racial or ethnic intermarriage – not just within the summary, but in their very own families. More than six-in-ten say it might be fine with them if a family member told them they were going to marry somebody from any of three major race/ethnic groups aside from their own. Among all newlyweds in 2008, 9% of whites, 16% of blacks, 26% of Hispanics and 31% of Asians married someone whose race or ethnicity was completely different from their own.

Inter-ethnic marriage in Southeast Asia dates again to the spread of Indian tradition, Hinduism and Buddhism to the area. From the first century onwards, principally male merchants and merchants from the Indian subcontinent regularly intermarried with the local female populations in Cambodia, Burma, Champa, Central Siam, the Malay Peninsula, and Malay Archipelago. Interracial marriage has gained extra acceptance in the United States since the civil rights movement. Approval of blended marriages in national opinion polls has risen from 4% in 1958, 20% in 1968 , 36% in 1978, to 48% in 1991, 65% in 2002, 77% in 2007, and 86% in 2011. The most notable American of combined race is the previous President of the United States, Barack Obama, who is the product of a blended marriage between a black father and a white mom. Nevertheless, as late as 2009, a Louisiana justice of the peace refused to issue a wedding license to an interracial couple, justifying the decision on grounds of concern for any future kids which the couple might need.

According to opinion polls, by 1986 only one third of Americans approved of interracial marriage normally. In contrast, in 2011, the vast majority of Americans approved of marriages between different races generally, whereas simply 20 years earlier, in 1991, lower than half approved. According to Census Bureau knowledge, in 1985 black men participated in 143,000 interracial marriages (approximately 3% of all married black males within the U.S.). Some 24% of all black male newlyweds in 2010 married outside their race, in contrast with just 9% of black female newlyweds. Some 36% of Asian feminine newlyweds married exterior their race in 2010, compared with simply 17% of Asian male newlyweds.

The need to keep away from miscegenation was additionally an element in the passage and continued enforcement of the White Australia coverage. In 2005 Ben-Zion Gopstein, a disciple of the ultra-nationalist Meir Kahane, based the anti-miscegenation organisation Lehava. The group’s name is an acronym for «To Prevent Assimilation within the Holy Land». In November 2019, Gopstein was indicted on charges of incitement to terrorism, violence and racism.

In the Sixties census showed 3500 Chinese men married to white girls and 2900 Chinese ladies married to white men. From the mid nineteenth to the mid 20th century, many black people and ethnic Mexicans intermarried with each other in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in South Texas . In Cameron County, 38% of black people were interracially married (7/18 families) whereas in Hidalgo County the number was 72% (18/25 families). These two counties had the very best rates of interracial marriages involving at least one black partner in the United States.