Percentage of interracial dating things to talk about when first dating
“The way we have been interpreting that is that people are experiencing a heightened level of disgust when they are socially evaluating or viewing interracial couples relative to same-race couples.” Researchers said there is a link between disgust and dehumanization, and therefore they sought in the third experiment to determine whether disgust “leads to dehumanization of interracial couples.” They studied 226 students, some of whom were shown 10 disgusting images, such as a dirty toilet or people vomiting.
A control group viewed images of landscapes of nature and cities.
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.
The film chronicles the story of Virginia couple Mildred and Richard Loving, whose illegal mixed-race marriage led to the landmark decision by the U. Supreme Court in 1967 to legalize interracial marriages nationwide.
Researchers conducted three experiments from 2013 to 2015, studying the views of college students at the University of Nebraska on heterosexual couples in which one person was black and the other white.
Participants were also asked whether they would date, marry or have a child with a black person.
Acceptance was high overall for both sets of relationships, but for those who disapproved, “the less accepting you are of interracial relationships, the more disgusted you are by them,” Skinner said.
Interracial marriage is on the rise, making more than a fivefold increase since 1967, when only 3 percent of newlyweds were intermarried, according to a Pew Research Center report released Thursday.