Interestingly, the colorblind ideology had the same effect on both white men and black men, who were also less likely to find black women attractive if they “don’t see color.”The authors of the study, researchers at Tennessee State University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, noted that the study shows that trying to ignore the existence of race not only doesn’t work, but has the opposite supposed intent of racial harmony."These results are important because they suggest that it is more than a mere absence of prejudice that can foster interracial attraction but that a conscious commitment to the recognition and valuing of difference across race may be what is influential in interracial attraction," the authors wrote.
The results are evidence of a phenomenon where white people claim to be above acknowledging any racial difference because white people truly can float through their day-to-day life without ever feeling the effects of racism.
Assuming everyone else is experiencing the bliss of your own ignorance, however, is completely useless and ultimately harmful, as this study proves.
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She is a columnist and editor at author of the forthcoming edition) and a senior fellow and board member of the Council on Contemporary Families.
Perspectives of interracial dating at a predominantly white university. Founded in 1996 and based at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Council’s mission is to enhance the national understanding of how and why contemporary families are changing, what needs and challenges they face, and how these needs can best be met.
So, maybe paying attention to someone's race isn't such a bad thing.As it turned out, the guys who said they were "colorblind" were anything but.Whether they were Black or white, men who claimed not to notice race were more likely to prefer white women's profiles over Black women's.Interracial dating has increased dramatically Colleen Poulin is a graduating psychology major with a minor in sociology at Framingham State University. She is a public affairs intern for this year with the Council on Contemporary Families. Virginia Rutter is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Framingham State University. M., Bonilla-Silva, E., Ray, V., Buckelew, R., & Hordge-Freeman, E. Critical race theories, colorism, and the decade’s research on families of color.
But when it comes to marital commitments, and even public displays of affection, barriers still remain.