Peer reviewed journals about interracial dating
The paper, by Sharon Sassler associate professor of policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology, and Kara Joyner, a sociologist at Bowling Green State University, is published in the September issue of the peer-reviewed journal Social Forces (90:1).Unlike previous studies on interracial relationships, which have focused predominately on married couples, it is one of few papers to investigate the tempo of key transitions in more informal unions -- from romance to sex and from sex to marriage, cohabitation or splitting up.
Racial identity status profiles and expressions of anger in black Americans: An exploratory study. Among young American adults, relationships between white men and minority women move into sexual intimacy and from sex to cohabitation significantly faster than white-white couples or minority-minority pairings, reports a new study by a Cornell demographer.Despite rising intermarriage rates in recent decades -- a sign of declining social distance between race groups in the United States -- the new paper suggests that racial hierarchies remain an influence on the pace and durability of young adult relationships.This paper claims that although there has been a significant increase in the number of scholarly publications on interracial marriages in the United States in recent decades, most of these publications tend to focus on the small but visible increase in marriages, co-habitations and dating; how Whites or European Gentile Americans are gradually becoming accepting of these relationships; the factors that are causing non-Blacks to “reject” Blacks; and specifically factors that are causing White men and other non-Black men to “reject” Black women. As a result, the paper attempts to contribute to this topic by focusing on an important phenomenon—that it could actually be Black women who are turning down non-Black men. Religion and race are often the two top criteria in mate selection in most societies and people looking for a match in marriage are most likely to find religious and racial group boundaries the hardest to cross.
While religious boundaries in the United States are breaking down, race boundary remains the hardest to cross.
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As a result of physical proximity, there are opportunities for interracial connections and friendships.
Mixed-race children of interracially married couples also tend to bring racial groups closer thanks to their friend networks, which are racially heterogeneous, while racial boundaries are further blurred by the growing mixed-race population.
Controlling for such factors as religion and family background, the researchers found that, on average, white male-minority female couples advanced to sex within one month of dating -- nearly twice as fast as white-white couples.