Since interracial dating (or "interdating") and interracial marriage were outlawed or ostracized for so long in U. history, many sociologists see the incidence of these relationships as a key indicator of the state of U. "Many people who are honestly accepting of equal treatment across a wide range of social interaction would finally draw the line when it came to [a romantic relationship] between the race groups," says Smith. "We are seeing declining levels of objection to interracial marriage," says Smith.
“It shows that people show some level of disgust based on the [national] polls saying that everything is fine,” said Allison Skinner, lead author and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington, who published the study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Skinner said the students at the Midwestern university may not be representative of the entire nation, but she added that their feelings are “probably not exclusively a Nebraska thing.” About 1 in 8 people who married in 2013 tied the knot with someone of a different race, according to a Pew analysis of American Community Survey data.
I am already frustrated that when my friends hold hands in Harvard Yard, they’re viewed as just cute couples. Lee, standing virtually alone on my supposedly progressive campus, trying to dispel stereotypes of what a “southern, Christian, white girl” is. I just happened to meet someone with skin of higher melanin content and fall in love with him.
When my boyfriend and I hold hands we are never “just a couple”. I want to challenge Harvard’s student body to do better, and to practice what they preach. I have no control over the choices of my ancestors.
In the same way Lowell’s House Masters are a breath of fresh air for gay couples on campus, seeing Harvard acknowledging the beauty of more racially blended families would be a source of comfort and inspiration for students in interracial relationships. Something that triggers pain and fear, despite the fact that at the end of the day, we are two college students who love each other very much.