Interracial relationships aren't a panacea to end racism, of course; nor can any type of relationship be over-generalized as better than another.
But interracial relationships can actively help make America a more diverse, accepting place. Too often, on-screen interracial relationships are limited to the pairing of a white person, usually a male, with a woman of color, ignoring the fact that other constructions do exist.
But the representations we do have can help move the ball forward.
The participants overall showed high levels of acceptance and low levels of disgust about interracial relationships, and pointed to a strong negative correlation between the two.A 2012 study by the Pew Research Center found that interracial marriages in the U. had doubled between 19 to about 15 percent, and just 11 percent of respondents disapproved of interracial marriage.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.Hatcher-Mays wrote, "Increased visibility of our differences leads to things like 'acceptance' and 'disrupting the status quo' and also 'not revealed similar testimonies."People tend to have preconceived notions about each other based on race or culture that hinder them from getting to know one another," one woman named Kristy said.