A Better Surge

"Interracial Marriages Surge Across U.S." reports the AP.

Since that landmark Loving v. Virginia ruling, the number of interracial marriages has soared; for example, black-white marriages increased from 65,000 in 1970 to 422,000 in 2005, according to Census Bureau figures. Factoring in all racial combinations, Stanford University sociologist Michael Rosenfeld calculates that more than 7 percent of America's 59 million married couples in 2005 were interracial, compared to less than 2 percent in 1970.

The specific numbers would be interesting to look at. Traditionally, you see significant gender skews. As Wikipedia has it "Asian American women were 2.5 times more likely to be married to a White American man than Asian American men married to white women . . . African American men are 2.5 times more likely to be married to white women than African American women to white men . . . 598% more Asian female/Black male couples than Asian male/Black female couples, according to the 2000 US Census for the six largest Asian American ethnic groups." As the general quantity of interracial marriages increase, will those gaps narrow?