Positive effects of interracial dating

Yancey says that whites might interdate less because they are a numerical majority within American society.And he adds that whites are also more likely to be racially isolated than people of color—a notion sociologists lump under the term "propinquity," which describes the tendency for people to work better or bond with those geographically near them.Rather than focus on blogging about this fruitless subject, I began to think about why these are such hotbed topics to begin with.Why is it, on the heels of 2012, are we so fascinated with racial distinctiveness, yet not interested at all in what unites us?And what unites us…as human beings…is the longing to find a mate, and be fully accepted by them.Unfortunately the “battle for love” is one that is fought among people of all persuasions.For example, programs and activities implemented to meet the needs of latchkey children have included extended-day programs in public schools, after-school hotlines, and neighborhood “block mothers” (Lamorey, Robinson, Rowland, Coleman, 1998).Along with other unofficial programs and activities, these likely have contributed to children developing viewpoints and social comforts beyond the influences of their primary caregivers.

Researchers reported a change in societal attitudes during recent decades with more individuals engaging in interracial dating and marriage (Fiebert, Karamol, Kasdan, 2000; Gurung & Duong, 1999).Dating interracially is one of the topics I have no issues talking about.However, in the past 24 hours, I was censored from another blog that focused on interracial realtionships — specifically Black women who date interracially — because of my comments regarding White and Black men and the disparity in their penis size (which is ultimately a non-issue: read on, and you’ll see why).The United States, historically, has been a nation of immigrants.Through much of its history, segregation had been the norm, particularly in southern states. Beyond desegregation and other racial equality efforts, additional factors also have contributed to an increase in interracial relationships.

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