Sociology articles on interracial dating
In "Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self," Rebecca Walker, daughter of African American novelist Alice Walker and Jewish lawyer Mel Leventhal, described the ethos that impelled her activist parents to marry. my parents are idealists, they are social activists…
they believe in the power of organized people working for change,” Walker wrote.
Even someone who dates interracially today runs the risk of incurring the disapproval of friends and family.
Such opposition to interracial relationships has been documented in American literature for centuries.
In it, a woman named Señora Moreno objects to her adoptive daughter Ramona’s impending marriage to a Temecula man named Alessandro.
” To boot, by this time, the fight for civil rights had grown very integrated.
Whites and blacks often fought for racial justice side-by-side, allowing interracial romance to bloom.
When slavery of blacks became institutionalized in the U.
S., however, anti-miscegenation laws surfaced in various states that barred such unions, thereby stigmatizing them.