Interracial relationships are an often overlooked and misunderstood issue in the United States as well as in other countries. The percentage of these relationships are on the rise, not only involving African Americans and Caucasians, but also Latinos and Asians as well. A thorough study of the cultural concepts of interracial relationships will involve first defining the issue, looking at the prevalence and taking note of trends, reviewing the history and laws that brought this issue to the forefront, and thoroughly examining the positive and negative effects on individuals and society. The research on interracial marriages will help to increase knowledge about different races, empathize with personal experiences, aid others in adapting to relationships among races, and champion education on the effects of interracial relationships. Further research will continue with current trends that are receiving noteworthy attention such as the effects of media exposure, the concept of diverse genetics, ever changing approval/disapproval/attitudes, the application of race theories, and the growing amount of cultural diversity and opportunities afforded to individuals in interracial relationships.
Keywords: interracial relationships, interracial marriages
Year Manuscript Completed
Senior Project Advisor
Dr. Tricia Jordan
Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree
Field of Study
Kerney, Alison, "Interracial Relationships: The History, Growth, and Effects on Individuals and Society" (2021). Integrated Studies. 323.