Categories
loveaholics dating

Guarded edges: Adolescent interracial romance and peer difficulty in school

Guarded edges: Adolescent interracial romance and peer difficulty in school

Research production : Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

Abstract

Assimilation theorists have traditionally seen inter-group partnerships that are romantic indicators of racial equality. These unions remain relatively infrequent although the past half-century has witnessed the erosion of anti-miscegenation laws and subsequent increases in the frequency of interracial marriages. Low intermarriage prices may be partially explained by the casual sanctions leveled at young interracial romances. This research tests whether adolescents whom interracially date have reached greater risks of peer difficulties than intra-racially dating youth.