White man and interracial dating
We also wanted to know what might predict bias against interracial couples.
Some have argued that exposure to interracial and other “mixed status” couples can serve as a catalyst to reduce biases. In general, participants who reported more exposure to interracial couples in their local community reported no less bias than those who reported very little exposure to interracial couples.
In total, we recruited approximately 1,200 white people, over 250 black people and over 250 multiracial people to report their attitudes.
We found that overall, white and black participants from across the U. showed statistically significant biases against interracial couples on both the implicit measure and the explicit measure.
Then there’s the reality of their own romantic relationships.
Multiracial people have few romantic options that would not constitute an interracial relationship: Over 87 percent of multiracial participants in our sample reported having dated interracially.