Interracial Dating

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Dr. Llena Chavis and Professor Yolanda Vega

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With the increased diversity of societies at this time in the history of the world, more and more people are coming into contact with those of different races. This greater amount of interaction will inevitably lead and has led to interracial dating. The purpose of our research is to determine if interracial dating amongst college students (and the increased relations this may cause between different racial groups) is correlated with more positive racial attitudes amongst those involved. Through various sociological studies on race relations and increased interactions among people of different races, much data has been found to support the hypothesis that increased race relations leads to more positive racial attitudes. This can then be translated to dating. Interracial dating, and the increased interracial interactions this has on those involved, leads to more positive racial attitudes of those involved in the relationship.

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