Papers on interracial dating in college
That’s about 12 percent, nearly double the share in 1980 when it was 6.7 percent.
The study comes as the new movie “Loving” is set to debut in theaters in November.
“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.
Most people in the United States say they accept interracial relationships, but a new study of brain activity shows some hidden bias.
Researchers surveyed students at the University of Nebraska — young people, not those who grew up in a more overtly racist time — and recorded their brain activity while they looked at pictures of hundreds of couples.
They were shown 200 real engagement and wedding photos: 50 black men with white women, 50 white men with black women and 50 each of same-race black and white couples.
But one of the bigger take-aways of that experiment was that when people were already made to feel disgusted by the gross images, they were more likely to elicit a strong reaction against interracial couples.
It’s a warning, Skinner said, that this country has not gotten rid of its bias against interracial romance.
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