Studies consistently show that Asian Americans have the highest “outmarriage” rates — marrying someone else outside of their own ethnic group. Therefore, anti-miscegenation laws were passed that prohibited Asians from marrying Whites. Supreme Court rule that such laws were unconstitutional. As you can see, it’s only been in recent years that interracial marriages are relatively common in American society.
Despite continued French Catholic missions, trade and military assistance to Vietnam throughout the rest of the 18th century and 19th century, Vietnam did not become a colony of France until the Cochinchina Campaign in the late 1850s and Vietnamese immigration consisted of a mere trickle of mostly diplomats.The vast majority of the Asian-American population (at least 83%) trace their roots to only six countries—China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Vietnam.As the accompanying chart shows, Chinese are the most numerous of these six groups, Japanese the least.Interracial marriage is on the rise, and accounts for 1 in 12 marriages in the United States.As Figure 1 shows, among recent marriages, the ratio narrows to 1 in seven.