Races: Who Likes Whom

"Would you want your daughter to marry a white man?"

That was the sense of a question put to 721 Chicago Negro families by University of Chicago Sociologists Donald Bogue and Jan Dizard in a four-year study financed by the Ford Foundation. Bogue and Dizard found that nearly half the Negroes said they would try to prevent an interracial marriage, or would permit it only after strong opposition. Most of the others claimed that it "made no difference" if their children married whites. Only a minute percentage—1.1% of Negroes living in slums and 2.5% of Negroes in middle-and upper-income neighborhoods—said that...

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