Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Rachel K. McMillan
This thesis is about measuring social acceptance of the American public on the increasing trend of intermarriage in the United States. It outlines U.S. Census data in the areas of population, educational attainment, regional data, and marriage data. It analyzes popular and influential media from 1960 to 2011 including: marriage of Guy Smith and Peggy Rusk, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Star Trek, Jungle Fever, The Joy Luck Club, and modern television shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Modern Family, and New Girl.
McMillan, Rachel K., "POPULAR MEDIA AND SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE: INTERPRETING RECENT HISTORICAL TRENDS IN INTERMARRIAGE" (2013). CMC Senior Theses. 573.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.