— I. ‘A Robust Bias Against Interracial Couples Among White and Black Respondents, Relative to Multiracial Respondents,’ Skinner (2018)
— II. ‘“Yuck, you disgust me!” Affective bias against interracial couples,’ Skinner (2017)
— III. Additional Commentary
3. Data in infographic form
4. See also
People don’t feel particularly positively about mixed-race couples. A lot of people claim that they approve of mixed-race couples, but recent studies have proven that they’re lying through their teeth. According to these studies, viewing mixed race couples triggers involuntary neurological disgust reactions in people of all races that participated.
It should be noted that the purpose of these studies was not to deride mixed-race couples, but to figure out why the public reacts negatively to mixed-race couples in order to correct this “bigoted” behavior. They were conducted by Liberals/Leftists.
The author of these studies says:
“the existence of these biases is evidence of deeply ingrained societal attitudes about race in our culture – and there is a new and growing field of research on methods to reduce these biases… And at its most extreme, dehumanization can lead to acts of violence and cruelty – like the stabbing from earlier this summer.”
I. ‘A Robust Bias Against Interracial Couples Among White and Black Respondents, Relative to Multiracial Respondents,’ Skinner (2018)
Quote: Results provide evidence of implicit and explicit bias against Black–White interracial couples among respondents in the predominantly White sample and the Black sample. There was no evidence of such biases among self-identified multiracial respondents; in fact, they self-reported favoritism for interracial couples.
II. ‘“Yuck, you disgust me!” Affective bias against interracial couples,’ Skinner (2017)
Quote: Study 1 demonstrates that bias against interracial romance is correlated with disgust. Study 2 provides evidence that images of interracial couples evoke a neural disgust response among observers—as indicated by increased insula activation relative to images of same-race couples. Consistent with psychological theory indicating that disgust leads to dehumanization, Study 3 demonstrates that manipulating disgust leads to implicit dehumanization of interracial couples. Overall, the current findings provide evidence that interracial couples elicit disgust and are dehumanized relative to same-race couples.
III. Additional Commentary
Some additional commentary from the media:
In 1958, only 4% of Americans accepted marriages between people of color and whites. Today, the percentage is higher. According to polls, 87% of Americans accept interracial marriage. […] For most participants, the insula lit up when they viewed pictures of interracial couples as opposed to the same race pictures. Which means the self-reported polls gave false impression of how people feel.Source: http://archive.vn/gCr3B
“…viewing images of interracial couples evokes disgust at a neural level,” Skinner said.Source: http://archive.vn/k5u7m