Attitudes toward interracial dating scale

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One hundred and eighty-eight undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous questionnaire designed to assess their attitudes toward adopting a child transracially (transracial adoption was defined as the adoption of a child from a race different from that of the adoptive parent).

Thirty was the average score (possible range 15-105 with the lower the score the more positive the attitude) reflecting overwhelmingly positive attitudes toward transracial adoption.

Significant differences included that females, persons willing to adopt a child at all, interracially experienced daters, and those open to interracial dating were more willing to adopt transracially than men persons rejecting adoption as an optional route to parenthood, persons with no previous interracial dating experience, and persons closed to interracial dating. ********** An African-American baby abandoned by his crack-addicted mother and adopted by a white social worker and her husband was the focus of Losing Isaiah (1995 film featuring academy award winning actress Halle Berry).

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.He found that 35.7 percent of white Americans had interdated, along with 56.5 percent of African Americans, 55.4 percent of Hispanic Americans, and 57.1 percent of Asian Americans.Men and those who attended racially or ethnically integrated schools were significantly more likely to interdate.The United States, historically, has been a nation of immigrants.

Through much of its history, segregation had been the norm, particularly in southern states. Beyond desegregation and other racial equality efforts, additional factors also have contributed to an increase in interracial relationships.

Introduction Interracial relationships have experienced intense struggles and obstacles in the history of the United States.

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