If You Don’t See Color, You Don’t See Me: Diversity Ideologies, Support, and Wellbeing in Interracial Relationships and Mixed-Race Families

Awarded Scholars:
Alexandra Garr-Schultz, University of Connecticut
Lydia Emery, Northwestern University
Project Date:
Feb 2023
Award Amount:

In a society that is becoming increasingly diverse, it is important to understand how people approach racial difference. Social psychologists Alexandra Garr-Schultz and Lydia Emery will examine how different ideologies on racial diversity (e.g., colorblindness vs. multiculturalism) affect relationship dynamics, individual wellbeing, and conversations with children about race. They will conduct a survey, a daily diary study, and participant observation for their project.


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