In a survey of attitudes about relationships, the students reported little disapproval of interracial couples.But photos of interracial couples triggered activity in a part of the brain that registers disgust., which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.
Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.
These types of issues can be quite daunting for young Black college women born into oppressive societal conditions and stigmatized with the burden of racism, sexism, and classism (Henry, Butler, & West, 2012).
Unfortunately, these women may have little or no knowledge regarding the circumstances of their devalued status, nor the appropriate coping skills to survive the negative effects of their devaluation (Henry, 2008).
The film chronicles the story of Virginia couple Mildred and Richard Loving, whose illegal mixed-race marriage led to the landmark decision by the U. Supreme Court in 1967 to legalize interracial marriages nationwide.
Researchers conducted three experiments from 2013 to 2015, studying the views of college students at the University of Nebraska on heterosexual couples in which one person was black and the other white.