College confidential interracial dating
Six-hundred-twenty university students completed an anonymous confidential questionnaire designed to assess attitudes toward interracial dating.
Almost one fourth (24.2%) reported having dated interracially and almost half (49.6%) expressed an openness to become involved in an interracial relationship.
Data The data consisted of 620 never married undergraduates from five first year level sociology courses at East Carolina University who voluntarily completed an anonymous questionnaire designed to assess the respondent's openness to become involved in an interracial relationship.
Among the respondents, 63% were women; 37% were men.
Previous researchers have documented the greater acceptance of blacks versus whites for interracial relationships (Rosenblatt et al., 1995).
Explanations include more benefits from blacks joining the majority than vise versa, the greater number of whites available to blacks than vise versa, and the greater exposure of blacks to the white culture than vise versa.
"I don't know how it is today, but that's how it was 20 years ago."Chapman said scrutiny of his private life by athletic department officials, boosters and others hastened his departure from Kentucky.
Responses to Strongly Agree and Agree were combined as were responses to Strongly Disagree and Disagree.Rex Chapman talked to Page 2 writer Jason Whitlock last week and discussed race and his time at Kentucky and in the NBA: Chapman was particularly bothered by his belief that sports writers in Kentucky didn't hype high school stars such as Derek Anderson and Allan Houston the way he was hyped as a prep.Chapman was known as the greatest high school player the state of Kentucky ever produced."I ended up going to [the University of] Kentucky, and on the one hand, I was the Great White Hope and had 24,000 people cheering for me every day and every night," Chapman said.Five-hundred and eighty-three respondents reported that they had or had not dated interracially.Findings and Discussion Almost half (49.6%) of the respondents reported that they were open to involvement in an interracial relationship.