In 2008, 3% of all marriages were interracial with the highest #s being between a White individual & an individual of some other race. Some say interracial marriages have a higher divorce rates due to pressures (society & family) facing the couple. This is not necessarily true, although there is a relationship to race and divorce.
The biggest predictor of divorce appears to be the racial composition of husband and wife.
In interracial marriages, couples who are:
- Asian/White are more likely to divorce than Asian/Asian
- (depends) Black/White are more likely to divorce than White/White -White women/Black men couples are twice as likely to divorce as White/White couples
- -White husband/Black wife couples are 44% less likely to divorce than White/White couples
- Black/Black are more likely to divorce than White/White