Interracial Dating Case Study

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“Research Question”
-What are the differences in perceptions about interracial relationships from the self point of view, and perceptions on others in interracial relationships?
-What factors affect perceptions on interracial dating the most?

There are a few concepts that seem to be important in forming perceptions on interracial dating. The age of the respondent is likely to affect their perceptions. Kimuna and Straus (2013) hypothesized that “The younger the respondent, the more likely they are to express approval of interracial unions.” Individuals who are from different social periods will likely view interracial dating in different ways. The education level of an individual is likely to also play a role in perceptions. If a person
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The participation in religion may have an impact upon perceptions of interracial dating. The membership of a church is also an example of membership with organizations. Perry (2014) stated “The findings from this study suggest that the frequency of religious service attendance—viewed as an indicator of social embeddedness within a specific religio-cultural community—influences Americans’ propensities to engage in interracial romance by engendering a preference for religio-cultural purity or sameness in romantic partners that limits respondents’ likelihood to date across racial–ethnic boundaries.” If a person is in a group, the group is likely to reflect their personal views, which are likely mirrored by members of the same race. Gender plays a role in a lot of differences of perceptions. Men and women view things in different ways. And lastly an individual’s race plays a big part in guiding respondent’s views upon interracial relationships. The differences in racial acceptance are stated in Djamba and Kimuna (2014) as “The …show more content…
With greater knowledge of dating across races, we may gain deeper insight into dating culture of races and help society move forward positively. Interracial dating affects individuals and larger society. In the article by Djamba and Kimuna (2014) “Now I’m going to ask you about another type of contact with various groups of people,” followed by the following five questions on a Likert-type scale: a. What about having a close relative marries a White person? Would you be very in favor of it happening, somewhat in favor, neither in favor nor opposed to it happening, somewhat opposed, or very opposed to ithappening? b. What about having a close relative marry a Black person? c. A Jewish person? d. A Hispanic of Latin American person? e. An Asian American person?” This questions shows the types of questions that individuals are asked about their close

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