interracial relationships

Repost: This was first posted over two years ago. With more than 2,000 comments and still going, its thread is no longer usable. I am closing the original to comments and reposting it here. I added a bit about “preferences” and made some small changes:
An interracial relationship (IRR) is a dating or married relationship between people from different races. This post is about the ones in the US. It is an overview post – click on links to go deeper into a particular topic.


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Interracial Couples Share The Insults They’ve Experienced In Insightful Photo Series

Interracial dating shouldn’t be taboo, but some people who date outside their race aresometimes ostracized.
Donna Pinckley told The Huffington Post that she is standing up for these couples with her photo series titled “Sticks and Stones.” The Arkansas-based photography professor began the project in May 2014.

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I think they’re cute.


HT @Charles Franklin@TheCharlesiWas

And So the Search Begins: What’s the Trouble? Part 2

By Michel Beller

(Above:   My beautiful parents on their wedding day, 1958: another black-white marriage, 150 years later, when it was still illegal to “miscegenate” in 16 states)


I chose, as the title for this book, The Trouble with Virginia, because it fits so perfectly. Virginia is my great-great grandmother’s name.  She was born in Virginia. Of a white father and a black mother living openly as husband and wife in the South, in 1830. Plenty of trouble there–need I say more? Imagine navigating a world, a society, a culture such as what mixed-race Virginia (and others like her) must have encountered.


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Agents of Change: Williesha C. Morris celebrates interracial relationships with Loving Day event

Morris met her future husband, Jason, in 2009 at DragonCon, Atlanta’s eccentric pop culture convention. She saw him again during the 2010 event. And again in 2011.
“I flirted with him and he loved every minute of it,” she said.
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The Truth About Being In An Interracial Relationship

The thing that makes me the saddest about the politics of interracial dating — which can be just as functional and happy as dating within your race — is that it pits us against each other. Who is the “us” here? Women….

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Tamera Mowry: Attacks on My Interracial Marriage “Devastated” Me (VIDEO)

Back in January, an emotional Tamera Mowry-Housley — her eyes welling up with tears — described to Oprah some of the vicious verbal attacks she’s received as a result of her interracial marriage. Tamera identifies as biracial, while her husband, Adam Housley, is white, and the former Sister, S…

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What “11 Things to Keep in Mind Before Dating a Black Woman” Video Teaches Us About Interracial Dating in America

Interracial dating is everywhere, both in the media and in real life. Americans see multiracial families and couplings on Scandal, the Mindy Project, Modern Family, and a multitude of other

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