Interracial dating peoples opinions on it
But a study by George Yancey, a sociologist at the University of North Texas, found that interdating today is far from unusual and certainly more common than intermarriage.Yancey collected a sample of 2,561 adults age 18 and older from the Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Friendships, a telephone survey of English- and Spanish-speaking adults conducted from October 1999 to April 2000.
From my personal experience, I can say that there is a general consensus that I, as an African woman, will marry a black man, or at least a Hispanic one. I remember one of my relatives married a white man and brought him to a family gathering.
There wasn’t any open hostility, but I could sense that some of the people at the party did not want him to be there and did not attempt to communicate with him.
He was seen as his race, rather than this character.
For instance, 72 percent of teens surveyed thought people dated people of other races because they cared about the other person, while less than 20 percent thought their peers interdated as a rebellion against parents or as an attempt to "be cool." Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of white students who had not dated interracially said they would consider dating someone who was not white, while 58 percent of black students would consider dating a nonblack.
But the Gallup survey also found that teens thought some interracial couples—always involving a black partner—faced potentially greater friction from their respective racial and ethnic groups about their relationships.