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. A list of questions regarding cross-race relationships has been compiled below to increase ease of navigation throughout this document. Simply click on a question to go to the related section. 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:.
Dating still segregated, but people cross racial lines once contacted
CROSS RACIAL RELATIONSHIPS: DEALING WITH JUDGMENTAL SOCIETY AND PARENTS
Dear LCB community and friends. We currently do not offer the lovecrossesborders. But, of course, as the Love Crosses Borders community we will continue to try to provide support to people from all over the world seeking international friendships and interracial love. Therefore we are beginning to put together information about interracial dating here, aiming at providing you with dating advice and information as well as dating site tests, recommendations and user reviews.
Interracial friendships reveal a great deal about U. For interracial friendships to flourish, the parties involved typically must address racial stereotypes and expectations from others about the company they should keep. Why is this and how can those who desire to diversify their social circle successfully start a cross-race relationship?
Interracial marriage is a form of marriage outside a specific social group exogamy involving spouses who belong to different socially-defined races or racialized ethnicities. In the past, such marriages were outlawed in the United States and in South Africa as miscegenation. It became legal throughout the United States in , following the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Loving v. Virginia that race-based restrictions on marriages violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. Many jurisdictions have had regulations banning or restricting not just interracial marriage but also interracial sexual relations, including Germany during the Nazi period , South Africa under apartheid , and many states in the United States prior to a Supreme Court decision.