Thursday, April 24, 2008

The last bastion of white racialism: Wandering around in General Social Survey data, I found a number that was surprisingly large. It seems that an impressive 61.5% of white high school dropouts in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky are in favor of a law banning interracial marriages.

Now, I wouldn't have been surprised at such a high number 40 years ago--the actual number averaging responses given in the 70s is 81.6%--but the revolution in racial attitudes evidently passed these folks by.

UPDATE: I'm going to have to amend this post some. I looked at the same group and was surprised again to find that 77.8% would vote for a black for president. The corresponding number for the 1970s is 57.6%.

So, these people are more comfortable, and have been more comfortable, with a black man running the country than one marrying their daughter. Perhaps many of them think a black man would help all lower-class folks.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ron,

White men dont necessarily hate black men, but they are against black men taking white women because WHITE MEN AREN'T ATTRACTED TO BLACK WOMEN. Its really as simple as that. You see MUCH less antipathy for white/Asian interbreeding or white/hispanic interbreeding amongst southern whites (I know, I live down here). Simply put, "oreo" girls usually aren't as attractive as white girls (a few exceptions the media promotes notwithstanding). Thats about the shape of it in its totality as far as the white/black interbreeding "issue" goes in the south. If all black women looked like Halle Berry and were into sleeping with white men, the "resistance" to interracial couples would quickly diminish.......but they dont, and many are overweight hoochie mammas that the white boys aren't interested in physically.

Peter said...

White men dont necessarily hate black men, but they are against black men taking white women because WHITE MEN AREN'T ATTRACTED TO BLACK WOMEN. Its really as simple as that.

I'd say it's more like the opposite. Black women aren't particularly interested in white men.

Anonymous said...

Peter,

Ive NEVER MET a white guy who goes after black girls as a matter of routine. White men dont go to movies with black leading women, almost assuredly dont buy porn with black girls, dont spend time leering at black women at shopping malls or clubs.

You know this of course, but you are just a liar........so whatever

Jason Malloy said...

Peter is right, actually.

Men do not have strong dating preferences by race, while women do have strong own-race dating preferences. (measured by behavior, of course; most people say they have no race preference)

In a large study (PDF) of online dating behavior, white men were about as likely to respond to black women as they were to Asian women.

Black women, on the other hand were even less responsive to white men than Asian men. The authors find that a white guy has to earn $220,000 a year more than a matched black guy to generate the same responsiveness from a black woman.

And I have/do know white guys who primarily lust after black women.

SFG said...

A black man? As opposed to a white man who wants four more years of war and tax cuts for the rich? No problem!