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They were married in “Whiteness.” Although the couple initially pled guilty, they later decided to dispute the law, and took their fight all the way to the Supreme Court.
In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on the side of the couple.
There are also fewer White people – the group that has always been least likely to intermarry.
Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.This next chart displays intermarriage rates across time for the America’s four major racial/ethnic groups for the same period.The most dramatic change over the last several decades is the number of Blacks intermarrying.American Indians have the highest interracial marriage rate among all single-race groups.Women are slightly more likely to “marry out” than men in this group: 61% of American Indian female newlyweds married outside their race, compared with 54% of American Indian male newlyweds.
In 1980, less than 4% of all married Black people under the age of 35 were not married to other black people. But Black people only made up between six to seven percent of the total under 35 married population during this period.