Psychology behind interracial dating
Filipino Americans have frequently married Native American and Alaskan Native people.In the 17th century, when Filipinos were under Spanish rule, the Spanish colonists ensured a Filipino trade between the Philippines and the Americas.Historically in Latin America, and to a lesser degree in the United States, Native Americans have married out at a high rate.Many countries in Latin America have large Mestizo populations; in many cases, mestizos are the largest ethnic group in their respective countries."[I]n the 1920s Japanese men married Eskimo women throughout western Alaska." During the 1930s, there was relatively frequent intermarriage between Japanese Americans and Cherokee Indians in California, since these ethnic groups were introduced or hired as farm laborers and they worked together. the total numbers of Asian American/African American interracial marriages are low, numbering only 0.22% percent for Asian American male marriages and 1.30% percent of Asian female marriages, partially contributed by the recent flux of Asian immigrants.
In Jamaica and other Caribbean nations as well many Chinese males over past generations took up African wives, gradually assimilating or absorbing many Chinese descendants into the African Caribbean community or the overall mixed-race community.
These statistics do not take into account the mixing of ancestries within the same race; e.g.
a marriage involving Indian and Japanese ancestries would not be classified as interracial due to the Census regarding both as the same category.
The 1990 census reports that 17.6% of African American marriages occur with Caucasian Americans.
African American men are 2.5 times more likely to be married to Caucasian American women than African American women to Caucasian American men.