Interracial marriage is a form of marriage outside a specific social group (exogamy) involving spouses who belong to different socially-defined races or racialized ethnicities.
In the past, it was outlawed in the United States of America and in South Africa as miscegenation.
Women are slightly more likely to "marry out" than men in this group: 61% of Native American female newlyweds married outside their race, compared with 54% of Native American male newlyweds.
Although the anti-miscegenation laws have been revoked, the social stigma related to Black interracial marriages still exists in today's society although to a much lesser degree.
However, Asian women are more likely to marry Asian men than any other men of different ethnic background.
Native Americans have the highest interracial marriage rate among all single-race groups.
Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.Yet, there is no evidence that anyone in South Texas was prosecuted for violating this law.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.