Saturday, December 3, 2016

Interracial marriages drop among Chinese/Americans

THE PERCENT of interracial marriages in the Chinese/American community is on the decline, reports Next Shark.

Information from the 2012 census data finds that between 2008 -2010, mixed marriages in that community dropped by almost 10 percent.

An increase in Chinese immigration is partly the reason. Other factors may be cultural.

Tian Li, 32, of Chicago said she became dissatisfied with the White men she dated, some of whom she found to have a fetish for Asian women.

They didn’t understand me as a person,” she said.

Although intermarriage of Asians with other races appear to be dropping, interracial marriages are on the rise.

According to Pew Research Center, some racial groups are more likely to intermarry than others. Of the 3.6 million adults who got married in 2013, 58 percent of American Indians, 28 percent of Asians, 19
 percent of blacks and 7 percent of whites have a spouse whose race was different from their own.

Despite the decline among Asians, according to Pew, Asian/American women in 2013 far outpaced Asian American men in marrying outside their race, 37 percent – 16 percent.