Posted on November 14, 2014

2 Cute, Handy Charts On Interracial Marriage & Divorce

Jim Goad, Thought Catalog, May 27, 2014

So I was sitting around obsessing about race as always, and I decided to look up some statistics about interracial marriage and divorce in typical white-boy math-geek fashion.


Wikipedia’s entry on “Interracial marriage in the United States” cites stats on both interracial marriage and divorce.

The interracial-marriage statistics are derived from the 2010 US Census:


The divorce stats come from a 2008 study that used numbers from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth. Apparently being products and beneficiaries of institutional racism, whoever wrote the section on “Marital instability among interracial and same-race couples” just went ahead and assumed white divorce rates after 10 years of marriage were “normal,” because they only showed percentages for how other racial groups deviated from the white stats, as if to say that everyone except white couples were a bunch of perverts. They also did not cite divorce stats between blacks and Asians, probably for reasons that are too horrible to even consider.

Using the percentages they cited, I came up with this adorable little chart:


So whereas black dudes are far more likely to marry white chicks than the inverse, they are also far more likely to divorce their fair-skinned partners. Surprisingly, white dudes married to black chicks show a much lower divorce rate than even those implicitly racist all-white connubial tag teams.