A number of factors that make interracial marriages more resilient were identified by Anna Y Chan and Elaine Wethington.
There tend to be fewer conflicts in interracial marriages and they are more stable than other types of relationships between people from different races.
As Americans' attitudes towards interracial marriages and relationships changes, there has been a steady growth in interracial marriages since the 1980s and at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
The increase in such marriages has varied across racial and ethnic groups.
As a result of physical proximity, there are opportunities for interracial connections and friendships.