White man and interracial dating
We also wanted to know what might predict bias against interracial couples.
We anticipated that those who had previously been in an interracial romantic relationship – or were currently involved in one – would hold more positive attitudes.
Multiracial people have few romantic options that would not constitute an interracial relationship: Over 87 percent of multiracial participants in our sample reported having dated interracially.
These trends suggest that great strides have been made in the roughly 50 years since the Supreme Court struck down anti-miscegenation laws.
But as a psychologist who studies racial attitudes, I suspected that attitudes toward interracial couples may not be as positive as they seem.
Allison Skinner does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. More interracial relationships are also appearing in the media – on television, in film and in advertising.
census, approximately 15 percent of all newlywed couples are interracial.