The Status-Caste Exchange Theory

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The status-caste exchange theory is to marry in terms of desirable traits; a desirable man marries a desirable woman based what she can provide in return (Hou & Myles, 2013). In regards to interracial marriage, the status-caste exchange theory assumes that the skin colour or ethnic origin as the desirable trait. Lighter skin colours are more desirable compared to darker skin colours, so the value of a partner is based on their skin colour or ethnic origin. If their socio-economic statuses were equal in stature, it would not matter; they would not be seen as equals because the value of their partner is based on their skin colour or ethnic origin according to the status-caste exchange theory. This is according to research done by … (Hou & Myles, …show more content…
Virginia U.S. Supreme Court Case in 1967; this where they made the decision to get rid of laws against interracial marriage (Herman & Campbell, 2012). – incomplete sentence This was the first step for interracial unions, but the older generations grew up with the belief that interracial relationships were to be criticized; it was the norm of the time because of the white-black divisions in the 1940s, which grew from slavery. So, even after the laws were abolished in 1967, a stigma remained against people of different cultures and colors having relationships, especially romantic relationships (Hou & Myles, 2013; Field, Kimuna & Straus, 2013). As time progressed, negative perceptions of interracial relationships have decreased (Herman & Campbell, 2012). The perceptions of interracial relationships have positively improved with time. Between 1997 and 2002 in the United States there was a large increase in interracial marriages, but this increase was relatively slow. It was slow because… (Wright, 2008; Field et al., …show more content…
In the consent form, passive deception was used in the phrase: "analyze modern relationship norms" to direct the participants ' attention away from the purpose of the experiment. Passive deception was necessary to successfully reach the goal of the study. The consent form also includes the examiners ' contact information, so the participant can reach the examiners for a debriefing if

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