What are the benefits of cross-race friendships for school children?What are the benefits of cross-race friendships for adults?What individual characteristics and motives predict cross-race friendships among children?
Changes in school structure from tradition to cooperative learning programs increase children's formation of cross-race friendships, as well as friendship quality.
The research suggests that encouraging cooperative learning programs while maintaining small, diverse classrooms will increase proportions of cross-race friendships among school children.
What situational characteristics foster cross-race friendships among adults?
What individual characteristics and motives predict cross-race romantic relationships?
Unfortunately, interracial romantic relationships endure the harsher societal rejection than cross-race friendships which may pose a significant barrier towards their formation and maintenance.