Psychology Faculty Publications

Title

Historical Analysis of College Campus Interracial Dating

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2008

Journal Title

College Student Journal

Volume

42

Issue

3

First Page

782

Last Page

788

Abstract

Interracial dating on American campuses has had a relatively stormy past. Until the past three decades or so, it was outlawed in some states. Southern institutions, in particular, such as the infamous Bob Jones University have made this issue divisive even among their own constituencies. Age and generation seem to be cogent factors with younger people and succeeding generations more open than older and preceding ones. Researchers need to distinguish literature on interracial dating from interracial marriage and the two phenomena possess significantly different psychology. Given the surprising paucity of literature in this area, we call for a new line of research dedicated to this domain.

Keywords

Interracial relationships

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