Racism in the United States has existed since the colonial era , when white Americans were given legally or socially sanctioned privileges and rights while these same rights were denied to other races and minorities. European Americans —particularly affluent white Anglo-Saxon Protestants —enjoyed exclusive privileges in matters of education, immigration , voting rights, citizenship, land acquisition, and criminal procedure throughout American history. Non- Protestant immigrants from Europe, particularly Irish people , Poles , and Italians , often suffered xenophobic exclusion and other forms of ethnicity-based discrimination in American society until the late 19th century and early 20th century. In addition, groups like Jews and Arabs have faced continuous discrimination in the United States, and as a result, some people who belong to these groups do not identify as white. East, South, and Southeast Asians have similarly faced racism in America.
50 years later, interracial couples still face hostility from strangers
Social Injustice of Interracial Relationships | Teen Ink
As the nation has become more diverse, increasing numbers of Americans belong to more than one racial group. In , just one in a hundred babies born was multiracial; these days, the share has climbed to one in ten. This makes it critical for organizations—and the researchers who study them—to understand how multiracial individuals perceive themselves in terms of race, as well as how they are perceived by others. Being perceived as belonging, or not belonging, to a particular group can affect well-being. An organization might categorize a multiracial person a certain way for diversity quotas, for instance—but if she does not identify with that minority, the categorization may make her feel constrained or stereotyped. Previous research in America has focused almost exclusively on how white people regard biracial people and has shown that they tend to categorize those of mixed race as belonging to the racial category of their minority parent. In new research with two colleagues, Kteily wanted to know whether black people tended to do the same thing.
Study finds bias, disgust toward mixed-race couples
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Loving v. Virginia case that struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Fifty years later, it seems absurd to most of us that such laws ever existed in the first place.
Biracial youth who identify with the races of both of their parents tend to be more socially progressive and liberal than their peers who are of a single racial background, according to new research from a Stanford political scientist. Political scientist Lauren Davenport examines multiracial groups in the United States and their political views in her new book. Image credit: L.