Monday, June 23, 2008

Here are some highly interesting numbers about interracial marriage that involve Asians. Thank you Jennifer K. for the link.

What really astounded the Korean was how Koreans are so likely to out-marry. The Korean initially thought that War Brides Act may have had something to do with this, but this is 2008, nearly 60 years removed from Korean War. And it doesn't explain the fact that Korean men among all Asians are most likely to have black wives.

2 comments:

  1. Black wives?! That's news to me. I had my money on the Filipinos...

    Maybe it has something to with Korean folks having so many beauty shops in the 'hood...we need further research! :D

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  2. Keep in mind that the author states:

    "The drawback of this model is that by focusing exclusively on the U.S.-raised (who only represent about one quarter of all marriages involving Asian Americans), it may overemphasize and 'over-highlight' instances of outmarriage among Asian Americans."

    An important bit not mentioned in the general history of anti-miscegenation laws: The Cable Act of 1922

    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Act)

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