1-30-08 Interracial Marriage in America

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Unformatted text preview: 1-30-2008Breaking the Last Taboo: Interracial Marriage in AmericaPublic Attitudes•Americans have become generally more accepting of other races in recent decades, probably as a result of receiving more education and meeting more people of other races•Whites’ support for interracial marriage lags far behind their support for interracial schools (96%), housing (86%), and jobs (97%)Interracial Dating•Interracial couples express concern about potential crises when their families become aware of such relationships•Young men and young women today are more open to interracial relationships than their parents are; this gap may be due simply to youthful experimentationInterracial Cohabitation and Marriage•The larger the group, the more likely members are to find marriageable partners of their own race•Some interracial couples contemplating marriage avoid family complications by just living together•African Americans are least likely of all racial minorities to marry whites. Darker skin in...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course SOCI 130 taught by Professor Cohen during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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