Sociology and interracial dating
“I don’t think any single form of reparations is a panacea for injustice,” Balfour said.
“There’s no reason you can’t have multiple reparations efforts happening at the same time, but the political impact is going to depend on the degree to which there is a wide public acknowledgement of the harms of the past and the injustices of the present, and how the two are connected.” In the past, white Americans have largely opposed the idea of reparations, but a 2016 poll suggested attitudes are changing: Older Americans were still largely opposed, but about half of millennials supported the idea or were not sure how they felt.
“That intergenerational wealth, within the Caucasian community and the African American community, it’s a giant gap,” Davis said.
“When people in the African American community require loans or whatever they may need, if they went to a bank, usually the person on the other side is Caucasian or of any other ethnicity.
Davis has also posted offerings of her own: used textbooks (so far, no takers), and a Groupon for a fitness class.
She sees it as one small way to address a glaring disparity: The average white family has 10 times more wealth than the average black family, according to the Federal Reserve.
He donates to people who request help in reparations-focused Facebook groups.
A member who worked for a protein supplement company shipped two 16-ounce jars directly to her home.
Mic: A 2014 psychology study from the University of California, Irvine, found that college students in interracial relationships rated their partners more highly for attractiveness and intelligence than their peers in same-race relationships, showing a high level of mutual appreciation for one another.
said: "Increased intermarriage and interracial dating indicate that the racial boundaries that have long separated groups are slowly beginning to fade." [Jennifer Lee is a professor of Sociology at UCI.]For the full story, please visit
But you can help another person with something like a gift card you’re not going to use; it feels actionable.” Yet, what she sees in the group — and the numerous copycats that have followed it — is not some heightened interracial understanding.
“Mostly, it’s single black moms supporting each other.” She thinks the white participants don’t, overall, spend enough time listening before they make offers: “Nobody needs a damn flower bookmark.