A 2015 study examined the outcomes of women that have children with black men, the results were staggering. Currently, 70% of black children are born out of wedlock, however when the mother is white and the father black, the rate jumps to 97%. 98% of white mothers studied reported the father does not support their children financially, 97% report the father is not in the child’s life, and 97% of the women have used welfare to help support themselves and their children. Only 10% of women that have children with black men out of wedlock end up marrying. The vast majority of white women that have children with black men live far below the poverty line.
Calloway, Tiffany N. “Ninety Two Percent: Examining the Birth Trends, Family Structure, Economic Standing, Paternal Relationships, and Emotional Stability of Biracial Children with African American Fathers.” SSRN Electronic Journal, 2015, doi:10.2139/ssrn.2625893.
A 2013 study of intimate partner violence in relationships, surveyed nearly ten-thousand people, the authors hypothesized that interracial couples would experience higher levels of violence compared to intra-racial relationships. They found that compared to white relationships, both black couples and interracial couples experience statistically significant higher levels of relationship violence. Intimate partner violence is classified as threats, physical, or emotional violence between two people in a committed relationship. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that relationship violence costs around $4.1 billion a year in medical and mental health care costs.
Martin, Brittny A., et al. “Intimate Partner Violence in Interracial and Monoracial Couples.” Family Relations, vol. 62, no. 1, 2013, pp. 202–211., doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00747.x.
Since 1980, the total percent of interracial marriages has risen from 3.2% to 8.4%. Of new marriages, the rate rose from 6.7% to 15.1%. In 2010 the most common intermarriage was white/Hispanic, at 43.3%, other mixed at 30.4%, white/Asian at 14.4% and white/black, the least common, at 11.9%. Not all interracial relationships, of course, are marriages, but we can use the marriage data to reasonably extrapolate the information to the wider society and relationships. As of 2010, whites, on average, were the least likely to marry outside of their race, less than 10% of whites intermarry, while Hispanics, blacks, and Asians are all two to three times more likely to intermarry.
Wang, Wendy. “Chapter 4: Public Attitudes on Intermarriage.” Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project, 15 Feb. 2012, www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/02/16/chapter-4-public-attitudes-on-intermarriage/.