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American Voters Are Getting All Mixed up

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

Where does a half-Mexican, half-black woman from Texas come down on immigration reform? What does a quarter Chinese, quarter Filipino, half-Jewish male from Florida think about affirmative action?

Why Getting Married Is Political

Priscilla Yamin | Posted 01.20.2013 | Weddings
Priscilla Yamin

If there is any lesson to come out of those initiative battles in the states of Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington it is that marriage is more than just private right. It is also a political institution through which we determine the boundaries of civic inclusion, and define the norms of citizenship.

How Straight Couples Are Standing Up For Gay Marriage

www.nytimes.com | Posted 11.02.2012 | Weddings

CHICAGO — Adrienne Baker walked down the aisle on her wedding day in August wearing high heels, a strapless ruffled dress and a slender white wristb...

Voting for Obama Because He's Not White

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

By focusing on the white vote and ignoring the non-white vote, Mitt Romney has given the significant and growing non-white voter block in America their decision: vote for the non-white guy, he's one of us.

He Doesn't Get It Because He Doesn't Live It: Discussing Race In My Interracial Relationship

Madamenoire.com | Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

Sometimes, people ask me what it’s like to be married to someone of a different race – especially when it comes to racial issues. My experience is...

INFOGRAPHIC: Red States Reign In Hunt For Interracial Love

Posted 10.11.2012 | Black Voices

What's black and white and red all over? Half of InterracialDating.com's list of the top 20 states where singles are looking for interracial love. ...

Andrea Stone

Black And White Is Country's Biggest Multiracial Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.27.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- From 2000 to 2010, the number of Americans who consider themselves multiracial grew faster than those who self-identify as a single race...

How To Introduce A New Spouse To Your Holiday Traditions

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

There's no denying that we all enjoy the universals of celebrations -- the good food, the family members getting together and sharing embarrassing stories -- but a holiday with different customs can be unpleasant without some effort to be a part of it.

'The Words' and Swirling in Hollywood

CC Stinson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
CC Stinson

Hollywood often ignores pleas for more diverse casting and continues to deny the negative impact it has on society as a whole. Seeing more diverse couples on screen makes the subject easier to discuss around the dinner table.

Lana Del Rey's Latest: "National Anthem" or National Nightmare?

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 08.29.2012 | Home
Marcia Dawkins

These images suggest that the time for multiracialism is now. But is it really? Does today's focus on multiracialism mean that we're finally seeing the end of racism? Or does it mean that racism has simply been made over?

Loving v. Leviticus

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Is it not curious that so many people who oppose government regulation of the actions of corporations simultaneously demand government regulation of the actions of our living corpus?

New Laureate Is More Than the Sum of Her Parts

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Marcia Dawkins

As the product of a union that was still a crime in Mississippi when her parents married, and of a nation still bearing the scars of its broken union, Natasha Tretheway is the voice of a history that has been largely unwritten.

PHOTOS: How To Plan A Gorgeous Cross-Cultural Wedding Ceremony

Christelyn Karazin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Weddings
Christelyn Karazin

When it comes to the point where marriage -- and particularly the wedding ceremony -- is seriously discussed, that fusion can quickly become a culture clash as parents and other family members protest and lobby for their particular traditions to be honored during the festivities.

What Makes an Interracial Relationship?

Heidi W. Durrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | Black Voices
Heidi W. Durrow

I'm used to checking "other" to describe myself. Still, imagine my surprise -- not at the recent headline that interracial marriages are at an all-time high -- but that my marriage is included among them.

The Case for Same-Sex Marriage: Striving for the Moral Absolute of Equality

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Let's assume a presidential candidate had come out against interracial marriage. How many of us would be inclined to vote for him or her? Until 1967, supporters of such a ban used pretty much the same theology-based arguments their ideological heirs use today to rail against same-sex marriage.

The All-New American Family

Marian Salzman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Marian Salzman

The American family's structure is no longer a perfect slice of apple pie. We've got nests that are no longer empty as jobless millennials move back in with mom and dad and redefine our latest obsession with what it means to be "occupied."

1 In 10 American Marriages Are Interracial

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Lai | Posted 04.27.2012 | Weddings

One in 10 American marriages are between partners of a different race or ethnicity, according to data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau....

Amalía Has Two Easters

Eleni Gage | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents
Eleni Gage

I hope the parents of all the other children of cross-cultural and interracial marriages -- even those who only count because of the new census -- have found their world similarly expanded.

Being Brown in the 'Burbs: No Burnt Crosses, but a Few Cross Looks

Melanie Coffee | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

I should have known by the look in his eyes. The middle-aged white man looked at my chocolate self, then to my light-skinned baby and back to me. "Excuse me," he said walking closer. "But is his father white or Asian?"

Do Teens And Parents Disagree About Interracial Dating?

Posted 04.06.2012 | Teen

A new Anderson 360 study on teens and race revealed a major generational divide between adolescents and their parents. The study found that some paren...

A Troubled Experiment's Forgotten Lesson in Racial Integration

Carina Ray | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices
Carina Ray

The year 2012 marks the fortieth anniversary of my Puerto Rican mother and Irish-Italian father's unusual wedding. They met and married in an experimental community called Synanon, where I was born.

Why Your Parents May Worry About Your Interfaith Wedding

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 05.08.2012 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Interfaith and intercultural issues usually come with many layers; they may be more complex or serious depending on the culture from which your family hails, their personal religious values, and their attachment to their traditions.

Shocking New Finding About Interracial Marriage In The South

Posted 03.20.2012 | Weddings

Despite the fact that the number of interracial marriages in the U.S. reached an all-time high this year, there are many who still believe that mixed-...

On Social Issues, Mississippi and Alabama Primary Voters Not as Extreme as You Might Think

Margie Omero | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Recent PPP polling might tempt some to unearth hackneyed caricatures about Southerners and social issues. But in fact, there are fewer differences between Southern Republicans and voters overall than you might think.

Celebrating Ayyam-I-Ha: A Holiday You Haven't Heard Of

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Depending on our life circumstances and cultural milieu, we make up different things... I have made up how we celebrate a holiday tradition.