Asian+American+Psychology+Week+8+Interracial+++Multiracial

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1 Interracial and Multiracial Issues Asian American Psychology Fall 2007 2 Announcements • Final Exam • Dec 10 Monday 6 – 7:30 PM • Use the red scantron, # 288. • Bring a 3 x 5 inch index card with your notes. • Final covers everything after midterms. • Please be here on time! 3 Overview • Interracial Dating and Marriage • Patterns of interracial marriage • Factors that affect out-marriage and out-dating • Biracial and Multiracial Individuals of Asian Heritage • Statistics of biracial and multiracial individuals • Experiences of biracial and multiracial individuals • Racial identification, ethnic identity and mental health of biracial and multiracial individuals
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2 4 Definitions ± In-Marriage or Intragroup marriage ± an individual marries within his or her own ethnic group (Chinese marrying a Chinese) ± Out-marriage or Intergroup marriage ± an individual marries out of his or her ethnic group (Chinese marrying a Korean) ± Interracial Marriage ± an out-marriage or intergroup marriage involving a partner from a different race (Chinese marrying a Dutch) 5 Important Historical Events ± 1661 : Anti-miscegenation laws were passed preventing white women from marrying African Americans. Forced to become slaves if they did. ± 1900s : Up to 2/3 of the Asian Americans were restricted by state laws to marry with whites. ± 1948 : California became the first in the nation to overturn its anti-miscegenation law by ruling it unconstitutional. ± 1967 : US supreme court ruled all anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional. ± Post WWII : Influx of war brides from different wars (including Korean and Vietnam Wars) contribute to increase in interracial relationships and offspring 6 Patterns of Interracial Marriages Asian Americans have the highest interracial marriage rates (1980 census; Lee & Yamanaka, 1990) • 23% of Asian Americans • 13% of Latinos • 2% of African Americans • 1% of White Americans Rates of interracial marriage differed across Asian ethnic groups (1980 census; Lee & Yamanaka, 1990) • 34.2% for Japanese Americans • 31.8% for Korean Americans • 15.7% for Chinese Americans
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3 7 Patterns of Interracial Marriages • Data from 1990 Census • Majority of interracial marriages are with White Americans • Asian American women are more likely than Asian American men to be in interracial marriages 8 Patterns of Interracial Marriages • U.S. born Asian Americans have higher rate of interracial marriage than foreign born Asian Americans • Younger (e.g., 25 to 34 year old) Asian Americans have a higher rate of interracial marriage than older Asian Americans • If Asian Americans marry outside of their own ethnic group, they are most likely to marry White American over other Asian ethnic groups • Inter-ethnic marriages have increased while interracial marriages have decreased 9 Within Intergroup Marriages (Census 2000) Men/Husbands -- Most / Least Likely to Have a(n) _____Wife: • Endogamous -- Most:
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