"I don't know how it is today, but that's how it was 20 years ago."Chapman said scrutiny of his private life by athletic department officials, boosters and others hastened his departure from Kentucky.He left after two seasons and entered the NBA draft in 1988.The category Neither Agree nor Disagree was also an option.Responses to Strongly Agree and Agree were combined as were responses to Strongly Disagree and Disagree.Previous researchers have documented the greater acceptance of blacks versus whites for interracial relationships (Rosenblatt et al., 1995).
"I told him that I wasn't right now, but that I probably would. To this day, I believe he thought I might go to the press.
He said he was also the subject of obscene jokes."It's the climate of how things were," he was quoted as saying.
"People were bothered by the fact that sometimes I dated black girls. "The 37-year-old Chapman is now director of basketball operations for the Phoenix Suns and is working as a television analyst during the NBA playoffs.
Ten months was the median number of months respondents reported dating their current partner.
Items 17 and 18 on the 24 item questionnaire were "I am open to involvement in an interracial relationship" and "I have dated someone of another race." Respondents were asked to respond on a continuum- Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree.[Shinn] started, 'Well, I guess, what I'm saying, you know we live down here in the Bible Belt.