The number of interracial marriages has steadily continued to increase since the 1967 Supreme Court ruling in Loving v.Virginia, but also continues to represent an absolute minority among the total number of wed couples.The proportion of interracial marriages is markedly different depending on the ethnicity and gender of the spouses.
In Social Trends in America and Strategic Approaches to the Negro Problem (1948), Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal ranked the social areas where restrictions were imposed on the freedom of Black Americans by Southern White Americans through racial segregation, from the least to the most important: basic public facility access, social equality, jobs, courts and police, politics and marriage.
This ranking scheme illustrates the manner in which the barriers against desegregation fell: Of less importance was the segregation in basic public facilities, which was abolished with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The numbers are the relative rates at which interracial couples get divorced i.e.
a pairing between a black husband and white wife is 1.62 times more likely to divorce than a pairing between a white husband and white wife.
A British Indian take on Romeo and Juliet in which Geena, a young Gujarati woman, and Jay, a young Scottish man, fall in love while trying to keep their relationship a secret from their rival families.