But new research from the University of Washington suggests that reported acceptance of interracial marriage masks deeper feelings of discomfort — even disgust — that some feel about mixed-race couples.
But the representations we do have can help move the ball forward.
Just as negative racial portrayals to negative stereotypes, more positive visibility for cross-race couples in media makes a difference.
Generally, white gay men and straight women avoid non-white daters.
In a study published in the upcoming issue of the journal , UMass Amherst associate dean Jennifer Lundquist and University of Texas Austin assistant professor of sociology Ken-Hou Lin analyzed the racial characteristics of 9 million registered users and 200 million messages from one of the largest and most popular U. dating websites that offers both heterosexual and same-sex dating services for millions of active users.
In surveys conducted in 20, fully 91% of Gen Y respondents born after 1976 said that interracial dating is acceptable, compared with 50% of the oldest generation (those reaching adulthood during WWII) who expressed this view. 6, 2005 among a randomly-selected, nationally-representative sample of 3,014 adults, there are also differences by race in family experiences with interracial marriage.
Also, blacks (91%) and Hispanics (90%) are more accepting of interracial dating than are non-Hispanic whites (71%). Blacks (37%) are twice as likely as whites (17%) to have an immediate family member in an interracial marriage, while Hispanics (27%) fall in the middle of those two groups.In 2003, more than three-quarters of all adults (77%) said it is “all right for blacks and whites to date each other,” up from 48% who felt this way in 1987, according to Pew Research Center surveys.Acceptance of interracial dating is greatest among the young.Guess Who's Coming to Dinner More than one-fifth of all American adults (22%) say that they have a close relative who is married to someone of a different race, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Supreme Court ruling in struck down the last of the anti-miscegenation laws in this country, interracial marriage had been illegal in 16 states and was widely considered a social taboo.That degree of familiarity with — and proximity to — interracial marriage is the latest milestone in what has been a sweeping change in behaviors and attitudes concerning interracial relationships over the past several decades. Since then interracial marriage in this country has evolved from nearly non-existent to merely atypical.The final sample consisted of data from 32,351 lesbians, 51,606 gay men, 405,021 straight women and 528,800 straight men taken from November 2003 to October 2010.