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Interracial marriages increased from 2% of married couples in 1970 to 7% in 2005 According to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data conducted in 2013, 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race.

(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics).

The vast majority of these marriages involved black men marrying ethnic Mexican women or first generation Tejanas (Texas-born women of Mexican descent).

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Yet, there is no evidence that anyone in South Texas was prosecuted for violating this law.

The rates of this unusual interracial marriage dynamic can be traced back to when black men moved into the Lower Rio Grande Valley after the Civil War ended.

In Cameron County, 38% of black people were interracially married (7/18 families) while in Hidalgo County the number was 72% (18/25 families).

These two counties had the highest rates of interracial marriages involving at least one black spouse in the United States.

Interracial marriage is a form of marriage outside a specific social group (exogamy) involving spouses who belong to different socially-defined races or racialized ethnicities.

In the past, it was outlawed in the United States of America and in South Africa as miscegenation.

Anti-miscegenation laws have played a large role in defining racial identity and enforcing the racial hierarchy.

The United States has many ethnic and racial groups, and interracial marriage is fairly common among most of them.

Gates speculated that the intermarriage/relations between migrant Chinese workers during the 19th century and black, or African-American slaves or ex-slaves may have contributed to her ethnic genetic make-up.

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