We are made in the image and likeness of God. Journal of Marriage and Family. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.
When birds of different feathers flock together: A preliminary comparison of intra-ethnic and inter-ethnic dating relationships. Sex Roles. There has not been much research on the characteristics of these friendships, but extrapolation from children's cross-race friendships implies that adult's cross-race friendships should be similar to their same-race friendships in terms of helping behaviors and positive regard, and that high-quality interracial friendships should yield more positive racial attitudes.
Preference for same sex relationships is a societal norm that is taught to children from a young age. They presented participants with a vignette of a domestic violence incident, including transcripts of interviews with the police.
However, this is not the case. Shibazaki, K. Overall, African-Americans had higher educational aspirations than Caucasians.
Furthermore, the type of attraction that an individual feels within a cross-sex friendship can change over time. Hoffman looked into children's cross sex friendships, and found an absence of these types of friendships at younger ages. The fear to create cross-sex friendships in the workplace becomes a problem as friendships amongst coworkers can be specifically important for career development.
Cross-sex friendships play a large role in social relations of both men and women. One critical factor is whether there was a platonic friendship before the romantic relationship existed. Psychology of Women Quarterly.
Yet, when children have friends primarily of the same sex, but some cross-sex friendships, they tend to be more well-adjusted and have stronger social skills.