And Asian and Hispanic women, in fact, responded more frequently to multiracial men than to males of their own race. You can find still more interesting stats here.) In the meantime, researchers point out that none of this is to “say that the color line has been erased.” Interesting, they found that “white men and women are still less likely to respond to an individual who identifies as part black and part white than they are to a fellow white.
But the color line has certainly been blurred, with whites responding more favorably to such individuals than to blacks.
“When it comes to dating, people should stick to their own kind.” That, of course, is the advice you’d expect to hear from, oh, I don’t know, a beer-chugging, long-bearded man, while his girlfriend, clad in a confederate-flag-printed bikini, is in the next room putting the finishing touches on the couple’s all-white ensembles for the night. There’s nothing inherently good or bad about whom we choose to date (unless you’re hooking up with someone from the couple above).
(No offense to beer and beards.) We commonly think of such people who’d say such a comment as racist. Thankfully, though, attitudes toward dating someone of a different race have changed over the years. Studies show that about half of Americans have dated someone of another race. But when does a mere preference cross the line into racism?
Here’s a few pointers and helpful reminders to get you started:1.
These are certainly a lot of numbers to consider and as I mentioned above, each model presents a different proportion.After World War II however, the gender dynamics of this interracial process flip-flopped. Similar in structure to their study, my colleague J. That is, the specific numbers for each ethnic group vary depending on how you measure "intermarriage." The different models are: I present these three models to give you, the reader, the opportunity to decide for yourself which model best represents the "true" picture of marriage among Asian Americans.