Interacial dating theory
Interracial relationships aren't a panacea to end racism, of course; nor can any type of relationship be over-generalized as better than another. Compare that with 1980, when less than 7% of new marriages took place between interracial couples and the share of overall marriages was just 3%. In 1987, about the impact of interracial marriage on society, 43% of Americans said more intermarriage has been a change for the better.
By Janis Prince Inniss One of the many reasons that I love staying in hotels is that I get to watch cable TV.
In other words, today, white men and black women marry at about the same rate that black men and white women married about three decades ago. When I attended USC—which had, and still has, a majority white student body—I felt invisible to white men—completely and totally invisible. And a fellow first year graduate student once gave me a lift home on his motorcycle.
It was like I didn’t exist to them, not as a person, let alone as a woman. This time at USC was notable for me because my experience there was in great contrast to some of my experiences when I lived among large populations of blacks; from an early age, I was used to men and boys noticing and admiring me.
Hatcher-Mays wrote, "Increased visibility of our differences leads to things like 'acceptance' and 'disrupting the status quo' and also 'not that with "sufficient motivation ...
people are able to focus on the unique qualities of individuals, rather than on the groups they belong to." Which means having a more diverse social circle or a person of different race in your immediate family can be an antidote to prejudice and stereotyping. "People tend to have preconceived notions about each other based on race or culture that hinder them from getting to know one another," one woman named Kristy said.
Even as we make progress, certain prejudices and long-standing misperceptions persist.