A record 15% — about one out of every seven — of new marriages in 2008 landed in the "Marrying Out" category, the report says.
Passel says white-Hispanic marriages were the most common interethnic unions, making up about four in 10 (41%) of the 280,000 total couples who had intermarried.
The single most surprising finding in the report, Passel says, is that 22% of newly wed black men married women who were not black. "If you look back at data from 50 years ago, such marriages were illegal in many parts of country," he says.
Is USA Today trying to steal shine from Hawaii? Passel's surprised at the statistics concerning black men marrying out? Has he been living under a rock these past decades? LOL
More racial harmony after the jump...