Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Interracial marriage -- Psychological aspects;
Nothing would infuriate many White parents more than the thought of their offspring marrying a Black person. No other mixture touches off such widespread condemnation as Black-White mixing. Historically, Black-White interracial marriage has been the most controversial of all types of intermarriage in the United states (McLemore, 1991). In order to maintain their cohesiveness and identity, many groups have explicit rules about who may marry whom, groups such as Africans, Asians, some Europeans and even some Americans. These constraints on intermarriage may be based on religious, political, cultural, social class, and/or racial-ethnic differences (Clayton, 1979). Although changes have occurred over the past three decades, people still frown on interracial marriage (Belkin & Goodman, 1980).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1995 Lisa A. Fossadal
Fossadal, Lisa A., "An overview of black-white interracial marriage: Implications for counselors" (1995). Graduate Research Papers. 2358.