By Colleen Poulin & Virginia Rutter How colorblind is love?
In interracial and intercultural romances, color counts for less than ever.
Whether we like it or not, America is changing — and that’s in part to interracial blending.
When The Supremes were in full swing with their shimmery dresses and funky hairstyles, Black and White love was strictly forbidden. Well, let’s take a look at today’s interracial couples in America by the numbers, shall we? In 1969, 56 percent of Blacks were down for the swirl compared to only 17 percent of Whites.
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.
Ben and Kate talk about being polyamorous while married to one another.
They talk about the differences compared to open relationships, how they got started in polyamory, and their guidelines for dating other people while still together. For further information on interracial dating trends, contact sociologist Virginia Rutter, Associate Professor, Farmingham State University, [email protected] 206-375-4139.