Colleges with most interracial dating
“We chose to avoid adding an additional layer of complexity by restricting our investigation to heterosexual couples.” In the first experiment, 152 students were asked whether they accepted mixed-race relationships.The respondents were about evenly split between the sexes; 87 percent were white, 5 percent were Latino, 3 percent were Asian, 3 percent black and 2 percent were of some other race.As part of a longer survey, participants were also asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 100 how disgusted they felt about a black man in a romantic relationship with a white woman, or a white man in a relationship with a black woman.Participants were also asked whether they would date, marry or have a child with a black person."If someone didanything threatening that would be a problem.Most people in the United States say they accept interracial relationships, but a new study of brain activity shows some hidden bias.
That’s about 12 percent, nearly double the share in 1980 when it was 6.7 percent.
The study participants were faster to identify same-race couples as humans.
But one of the bigger take-aways of that experiment was that when people were already made to feel disgusted by the gross images, they were more likely to elicit a strong reaction against interracial couples.
Gubbins '94 says he belongs in an advertisement for interracial dating.
At Harvard, he jokes, he has dated "the united colors of Benetton." Gubbins, who is white, is just one of many students who have found love on Harvard's diverse campus with someone who is not of their own race or cultural background. Undergraduates who date students of different races say their families and other members of their ethnic groups can exert pressure to limit relationships to within one's own race.