White man and interracial dating
Next, we wanted to test whether having close contact – in other words, spending quality time with interracial couples – was associated with positive attitudes toward interracial couples.
Positive values indicate bias against interracial couples, while negative values indicate bias in favor of interracial couples.
The lines indicate the average discrepancy in the length of time it took participants to associate interracial couples with positive words, when compared to associating same-race couples with positive words.
Notice that for multiracial participants, this average discrepancy overlaps with zero, which indicates a lack of bias.
Allison Skinner does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. More interracial relationships are also appearing in the media – on television, in film and in advertising.
census, approximately 15 percent of all newlywed couples are interracial.
So someone who plainly states that people of different races shouldn’t be together would be demonstrating evidence of explicit bias.