The purpose of this annotated bibliography is to provide readers with a quick reference for questions about cross-race relationships.In terms of this bibliography, "cross-race relationships" and "interracial relationships" refer only to close interracial relationships, such as friendships and romantic relationships, rather than cross-race contact with no attendant feelings of closeness.What situational characteristics foster cross-race friendships among adults?
In their initial explorations, the authors found that participants in their study demonstrated more intraracial, compared to interracial, attraction.
But new research from the University of Washington suggests that reported acceptance of interracial marriage masks deeper feelings of discomfort — even disgust — that some feel about mixed-race couples.
Published online in July in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and co-authored by UW postdoctoral researcher Caitlin Hudac, the study found that bias against interracial couples is associated with disgust that in turn leads interracial couples to be dehumanized.
The bibliography has also been organized by topic, so you can also click on one of the topics listed below for a review of the literature on that subject.
Click on the questions below to learn more about cross-race relationships: How common are cross-race friendships in the U. How common are interracial romantic relationships in the U. What situational characteristics foster cross-race friendships among children and teenagers?