S.-Raised Methodology used to tabulate these statistics History shows that these anti-miscegenation laws were very common in the U. They were first passed in the 1600s to prevent freed Black slaves from marrying Whites and the biracial children of White slave owners and African slaves from inheriting property. had formal laws on their books that prohibited non-Whites from marrying Whites.

These laws actually made the situation worse because Asian men were no longer able to bring their wives over to the U. So in a way, those who wanted to become married had no other choice but to socialize with non-Asians. servicemen who fought and were stationed overseas in Asian countries began coming home with Asian "war brides." Data show that from 1945 into the 1970s, thousands of young women from China, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and later Viet Nam came to the U. One of the best research articles on this topic is a study conducted by Shinagawa and Pang entitled "Asian American Panethnicity and Intermarriage," reprinted in the highly recommended . The other major component of the table is that it presents different numbers depending on which statistical model is used.

After World War II however, the gender dynamics of this interracial process flip-flopped. Similar in structure to their study, my colleague J. That is, the specific numbers for each ethnic group vary depending on how you measure "intermarriage." The different models are: I present these three models to give you, the reader, the opportunity to decide for yourself which model best represents the "true" picture of marriage among Asian Americans.

But one of the bigger take-aways of that experiment was that when people were already made to feel disgusted by the gross images, they were more likely to elicit a strong reaction against interracial couples.

It’s a warning, Skinner said, that this country has not gotten rid of its bias against interracial romance.

However, many people soon saw Asian intermarriage with Whites as a threat to American society.

S., the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, and other restrictive regulations. Further, after the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, many of these Asian war brides eventually helped to expand the Asian American community by sponsoring their family and other relatives to immigrate to the U. These days, Asian Americans in interracial relationships are very common. Census Bureau to construct the following table on marriage patterns among Asian Americans. 2011), the table shows the percentage of the six largest Asian ethnic groups who are married either endogamously (within their ethnic group), to another Asian (outside their ethnic group), or to someone who is White, Black, Hispanic/Latino, or someone who is Mixed-Race/Multiracial, by husbands and wives.“The way we have been interpreting that is that people are experiencing a heightened level of disgust when they are socially evaluating or viewing interracial couples relative to same-race couples.” Researchers said there is a link between disgust and dehumanization, and therefore they sought in the third experiment to determine whether disgust “leads to dehumanization of interracial couples.” They studied 226 students, some of whom were shown 10 disgusting images, such as a dirty toilet or people vomiting.A control group viewed images of landscapes of nature and cities.Researchers found that the insula, a part of the brain that registers disgust, was highly active when participants viewed the photos of the interracial couples, but was not highly engaged when viewers saw the images of same-race couples, whether they were white or black.“There’s a significant difference between the activation of the insula between interracial and same-race couples,” Skinner said.Most people in the United States say they accept interracial relationships, but a new study of brain activity shows some hidden bias.