Interracial sex and marriage is a favorite topic of discussion here… and now we have the stats to go along with the mudslinging (.pdf)!
Read the Pew report on your own, but Oliver Wang notes in the Atlantic:
TNC has delved into interracial marriage trends within the African American community at some length so I won’t retread those discussions. I did want to highlight some of the trends amongst Asian Americans, who, according to the Pew study, are the most likely to outmarry (30 percent of newlywed Asians are not married to Asians).
Within the Asian American community, this trend has existed for decades and is a never-ending source of debate and tension. The dumbed down version (emphasis on “dumb”) usually finds Asian men accusing Asian women of selling them out in favor of (usually) White men but once you start to look at the newlywed data, it seems that regardless of sex, if you’re an American-born Asian, the odds of you marrying a non-Asian skyrocket (and if a study looked at inter-Asian-ethnic marriages amongst American-born men and women, I’d guarantee the percentage would be even higher).
Some 40 percent of Asian women outmarry, compared to only 20 percent of Asian men…and surprisingly, this gap has grown since 1980, when the ratio was 1.5:1 instead of 2:1. But that’s looking at all Asians, regardless of generation. For example, about one-third of foreign-born Asian women outmarry compared to roughly half of American-born Asian women. Among men though, while about 12 percent of foreign-born Asian men outmarry, that percentage nearly quadruples to 42 percent when you’re counting American-born Asian men. In other words, 1 out 2 American-born Asian women outmarry, 2 out of 5 American-born Asian men do the same; that’s not a huge difference and certainly showers cold water on the overheated idea that Asian women are “abandoning their people” in droves. Sex has little to do with it; generation is a far more powerful indicator.
(HT to reader)