Using the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (Cycle VI), the likelihood of divorce for interracial couples to that of same-race couples was compared.
The number of interracial marriages has steadily continued to increase since the 1967 Supreme Court ruling in Loving v.
The differing ages of individuals, culminating in the generation divides, have traditionally played a large role in how mixed ethnic couples are perceived in American society.
Interracial marriages have typically been highlighted through two points of view in the United States: Egalitarianism and cultural conservatism.
Likewise, since Hispanic is not a race but an ethnicity, Hispanic marriages with non-Hispanics are not registered as interracial if both partners are of the same race (i.e.
a Black Hispanic marrying a non-Hispanic Black partner).