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In Cameron County, 38% of black people were interracially married (7/18 families) while in Hidalgo County the number was 72% (18/25 families).
These two counties had the highest rates of interracial marriages involving at least one black spouse in the United States.
It became legal in the entire United States in 1967 when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case Loving v.
Virginia that race-based restrictions on marriages violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.
Since ethnic Mexicans were considered white by Texas officials and the U. government, such marriages were a violation of the state's anti-miscegenation laws.
The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.
Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.
However, Asian women are more likely to marry Asian men than any other men of different ethnic background.
Native Americans have the highest interracial marriage rate among all single-race groups.