Against interracial relationshipsUploader: Zeke 16 days ago Subscribe 2308
In general, participants who reported more exposure to interracial couples in their local community reported no less bias than those who reported very little exposure to interracial couples. In contrast, participants who identified as multiracial showed no evidence of bias against interracial couples on either measure. Predicting bias We also wanted to know what might predict bias against interracial couples. Next, we wanted to test whether having close contact — in other words, spending quality time with interracial couples — was associated with positive attitudes toward interracial couples. In this case, we assessed explicit biases by simply asking participants how they felt about same-race and interracial couples. Multiracial people have few romantic options that would not constitute an interracial relationship: These trends suggest that great strides have been made in the roughly 50 years since the Supreme Court struck down anti-miscegenation laws. Positive values indicate bias against interracial couples, while negative values indicate bias in favor of interracial couples. We anticipated that those who had previously been in an interracial romantic relationship — or were currently involved in one — would hold more positive attitudes.