One white man with a Hindu wife explains that "there’s a word in Tamil [her language] that literally translates to ’useless,’ but the Tamil word is often used colloquially to mean something closer to ’not currently needed,’" says Reddit user YWAK98alum.
"But that doesn’t stop my wife from describing all kinds of people (including me, frequently) as straight-up ’useless,’ including to their faces, and then wondering why these people either get angry or just avoid her." 4.
“It shows that people show some level of disgust based on the [national] polls saying that everything is fine,” said Allison Skinner, lead author and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington, who published the study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Skinner said the students at the Midwestern university may not be representative of the entire nation, but she added that their feelings are “probably not exclusively a Nebraska thing.” About 1 in 8 people who married in 2013 tied the knot with someone of a different race, according to a Pew analysis of American Community Survey data.
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While sitting in front of a computer, the photos of mixed-race and same-race couples were randomly shown to participants.
They were told that they had to quickly respond to whether the couple should be “included” or “excluded” from a future study on relationships by pressing a button that corresponded to each answer.Participants were also asked whether they would date, marry or have a child with a black person.Acceptance was high overall for both sets of relationships, but for those who disapproved, “the less accepting you are of interracial relationships, the more disgusted you are by them,” Skinner said.“We chose to limit our investigation to black-white interracial romances because previous research indicates that whites show the strongest opposition to black-white interracial couples,” according to the study.“We chose to avoid adding an additional layer of complexity by restricting our investigation to heterosexual couples.” In the first experiment, 152 students were asked whether they accepted mixed-race relationships.Viewers were then shown images of same-race couples, mixed couples and silhouettes of animals and humans and asked to press a button as quickly as possible to indicate which images showed animals or humans.