When Minority Families Become the Majority” (April 8-9 at the University of Illinois Chicago), by researchers at Framingham State University. CCF public affairs intern Colleen Poulin and FSU sociologist Virginia Rutter consider what’s working and what remains challenging in interracial relationships.
For information on demographic changes in American families, contact demographer Daniel Lichter, Professor of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology, Cornell University, [email protected] 607-354-8781. For information on the history of interracial unions in the United States, contact Michael Rosenfeld, Associate Professor of Sociology, Stanford University, at [email protected] For information on the challenges and opportunities of interracial dating, contact Linda Young, a counseling psychologist in private practice, at [email protected] (425) 698-9008. For further information on interracial dating trends, contact sociologist Virginia Rutter, Associate Professor, Farmingham State University, [email protected] 206-375-4139.By Colleen Poulin & Virginia Rutter How colorblind is love? In interracial and intercultural romances, color counts for less than ever.
But when it comes to marital commitments, and even public displays of affection, barriers still remain.
The following fact sheet was prepared for the 2011 Council on Contemporary Families conference, “Tipping Point? Breaking the last taboo: Interracial marriage in America.
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.
The Council on Contemporary Families is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of family researchers, mental health and social practitioners, and clinicians dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best practice findings about American families.
For information on interracial dating and same-sex couples, contact Mignon R. For more information on interracial dating, including online and other ways that couples “make connections” contact Pamela Anne Quiroz, Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at University of Illinois at Chicago at [email protected] 708-769-2890.