Although the number of black-white marriages has grown from 55,000 in 1960 to 440,000 in 2005, black white marriage remains the most unlikely racial combination in the u. For example, the number of hispanic marriages to non-whites (1. 75 million) was four times larger than the number of black-white marriages in 2005. In 1980, there were 167,000 married blackwhite couples and 34,000 marriages involving a black person and another race in the united states. Of the 167,000 blackwhite-married couples, 122,000 (73) had a black husband and a white wife, and 45,000 (27) had a white husband and a black wife. the whitehispanic combination represents 42 of intermarriage, while in comparison the whiteasian combination represents only 15, the whiteblack combination 11 , the hispanicblack combination 5, and the hispanicasian combination 3. Notably, the pew report neglects to discuss the role of hispanic racial appearance and identity. many of my friends and family were surprised when i, a black woman, started dating a white guy. The first interracial marriage in what is today the united states was that of the woman today commonly known as pocahontas, who married tobacco planter john rolfe in 1614. He also had three black common-law enslaved wives he manumitted all four. Interracial marriages between african americans and caucasian americans in the united states are the least common of all interracial marriages, with marriages between black women and white men being the less frequent of the two combinations. Since the 1990s, however, increasing numbers of black women have been marrying white men.