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.
Different cultures endure vastly diverse moral, ethical and value foundations that influence their perceptions of individual, family and societal lifestyle.
When these foundations are operating alongside the foundation of different cultural roots, as in intercultural marriages, problems and disagreement oftentimes occur. King made publicly available on the Education Resources Information Center, unions between White males and non-White females (and between Hispanics and non-Hispanic persons) have similar or lower risks of divorce than White-White marriages, unions between white male-black female last longer than white-white pairings or white-Asian pairings.
Individuals from a high context culture are not verbally explicit in their communication behaviors.
These cultures typically consist of eastern world countries where collectivism and relational harmony underlie communication behavior.
By Colleen Poulin & Virginia Rutter How colorblind is love?
In interracial and intercultural romances, color counts for less than ever. Specialized counseling and support groups have also become available to these couples.Conflict resolution and mediation of the infrastructural issues faced by intercultural couples leads to a broader understanding of culture and communication.Interracial dating has increased dramatically Colleen Poulin is a graduating psychology major with a minor in sociology at Framingham State University. She is a public affairs intern for this year with the Council on Contemporary Families. Virginia Rutter is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Framingham State University. M., Bonilla-Silva, E., Ray, V., Buckelew, R., & Hordge-Freeman, E. Critical race theories, colorism, and the decade’s research on families of color. 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]