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Status of Interracial Marriage in the United States: A Qualitative Analysis of Interracial Spouse Perceptions

  • Richard Lewis
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    This article investigates the major issues facing interracial marriage from the perspective of individuals currently in these unions. Differential assimilation is used as a conceptual model to focus this exploration. The research methodology employs a qualitative approach based on open-ended questions embedded in a larger survey questionnaire administered to a national non-random sample of interracially married individuals in 2007. The findings were examined for three issue areas; social acceptance of interracial marriages, negative perceptions within society of interracial unions, and perceived differential treatment of interracial marriages. Responses from individuals in black/white marriages tended to show that these unions have more difficulty in society in comparison to those without a black spouse.

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    Article provided by Redfame publishing in its journal International Journal of Social Science Studies.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 16-25

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    Handle: RePEc:rfa:journl:v:2:y:2014:i:1:p:16-25
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