Interracial dating has increased dramatically Colleen Poulin is a graduating psychology major with a minor in sociology at Framingham State University. She is a public affairs intern for this year with the Council on Contemporary Families. Virginia Rutter is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Framingham State University. M., Bonilla-Silva, E., Ray, V., Buckelew, R., & Hordge-Freeman, E. Critical race theories, colorism, and the decade’s research on families of color.
People identify themselves with their environment and two people coming from the same geographical location who are dating each other will have at least the same concept of a relationship, which is set in their area.
If an interracial couple has a different geographical location it raises the possibility that each of them lives in a one-race community making it even harder for them to communicate within their communities: they potentially have different interests and feel uneasy coming to visit each other.
Today, interracial romances are commonly depicted on the small and big screen, alike. As recently as the 1960s, cinema featuring interracial love stories faced boycotts and banning in parts of the U. Despite such opposition, filmmakers persisted in developing storylines with interracial couples.
Often, these movies used the trials and tribulations of racially mixed lovers as a platform to challenge racial constructs and racism generally. This musical, which reworks Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” chronicles two New York City street gangs—the Caucasian Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, who function as the Montagues and the Capulets, respectively.
By Colleen Poulin & Virginia Rutter How colorblind is love?
In interracial and intercultural romances, color counts for less than ever.
The problems and consequences of interracial dating as a contemporary phenomenon.
Why interracial dating is considered to be a very important issue nowadays?
For example one race community sees a woman as a housekeeper and a mother, while the other views a woman being equal to a man.
In one community is normal to greet the neighbors while the other is more isolated.
Socialization in also very important in interracial dating and of course the geographical location predestines the set of qualities which one will look in a partner along with the stereotypes concerning this or that race.