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Interracial Marriage

Black Women, Interracial Dating, and Marriage: What's Love Got to Do With It?

Tiya Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tiya Miles

Whiteness has been a privileged and prized identity in the U.S.; our national culture has made it this way. So when black men select white women and de-select black women, they are doing so in a context of charged racial meanings.

Everyday Loving

Regina Porter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Regina Porter

Present-day Brooklyn is a world away from Central Point, Virginia, circa 1958, but in these moments I am struck by the ease with which most of us are able to live our lives. That's when I say a quiet thank you to Mildred and Richard Loving.

What the 'Mixed Kids Are Always So Beautiful' Meme Really Means

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Marcia Dawkins

As a professor and author who studies diversity and communication, not to mention a multiracial individual and future parent, I'm interested mostly in what's hiding behind questions like "what are you, exactly?"

POLL: How Many Friends Do You Have Of Another Race?

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices

(Repeats with no changes to text) By Lindsay Dunsmuir NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) - About 40 percent of white Americans a...

WATCH: How This Star Bounced Back From A Devastating 'Unengagement'

OWN | Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

When actress Diane Farr got engaged one romantic New Year's Eve to a man she considered her soul mate, she was thrilled. Like any happy bride-to-be, F...

What's in a Naim?

Melissa Murray | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Melissa Murray

It is worth remembering that before there was Loving v. Virginia, there was Naim v. Naim and 13 years of activism and action to change hearts and minds.

WATCH: White Men On Why They Married Black Women

OWN | Posted 08.21.2013 | OWN

Men open up about their interracial marriages

Marriage Inequality as Gender Discrimination?

William D. Blake | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William D. Blake

Buried in the oral argument transcript of the Proposition 8 case is a potential revelation of how Justice Kennedy might be thinking: Don't think of it as "gay marriage" but as "same-sex marriage." Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation isn't the problem; gender discrimination is. Wait, what?

What Would Mildred Loving Think About the Use of Images of Multiracial Families for Anti-LGBT Family Messages?

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

I am discouraged by the fact that this children's book uses the image of one civil rights victory -- multiracial families like mine and Mildred Loving's that are headed by heterosexual couples -- to tear down families that are perceived as being wrong: families headed by same-sex couples.

Making Love Legal

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

On Sunday at Middle Church, my white husband and I will celebrate Loving Day and the landmark case that gave us the right to marry and live with each other. We will celebrate in hope that the Supreme Court will once again change the story, that it will rule on Prop 8 and DOMA in such a way that all couples have the right to marry in every state in our union.

Is Interracial Romance Still Scandalous?

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

As the hit series Scandal continues to show us, despite the increasing rate of interracial marriage within the United States, interracial relationships are still frequently represented as dirty little secrets -- relationships to be hidden rather than shown with pride.

The Question I Don't Want You To Ask About My Family

Denise Henry | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Denise Henry

I wipe my children's faces a certain way, I caress their knees or elbows in a certain way when they fall down and I scold them in a way that only a parent can.

My Father Called

Nadine Smith | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices
Nadine Smith

"Unequal marriage laws were the reason you and your older brothers were born in Maine," my father told me. It was a simple statement of fact and it banged into my heart sideways.

He's Black, I'm White: What We've Learned From Each Other About Stereotypes

Mandy Fox-Raynor | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Fox-Raynor

My husband and I are opposites. He has dark skin; I have light. He has black hair; mine is blonde. He loves sports; I am an art nerd. He reads science fiction novels; I like Us Magazine (particularly when they show Ryan Gosling without his shirt on). The list goes on and on...

My Big Wake-Up Call About Interracial Marriage

Fernie Tiflis | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weddings
Fernie Tiflis

I realized recently that I am different -- that I am indeed in (Gasp!) an inter-racial marriage.

WATCH: How To Interracial Date

Posted 02.15.2013 | Comedy

Hannibal Buress has some advice for non-black people who want to ask out a black person: Do it. Do it already. In fact, he's such an advocate that ...

Talking About Martin Luther King Jr. and Race With My Biracial 5-Year-Old

Melanie Coffee | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

I'm not ashamed of our history. Quite the opposite, in fact. But there's something about telling your child that he was viewed/could be still viewed as a second-class citizen. I never want him to feel "less than," but I also want him to know of his rich history

Segregated Churches, Segregated Lives: Religion, Race And Marriage

David Briggs | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

Believers played a major role in the civil rights movement, but the voluntary segregation still found in houses of worship on Sunday mornings appears to limit the likelihood non-Hispanic white Americans will date, much less marry, a black, Hispanic or Asian partner.

Feelings of Marginalization by the PBS Documentary, 'Iranian-Americans'

Holly Dagres | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Holly Dagres

I could not help but feel my parents' story was left out, as were many others: the interracial marriages of the Iranian Diaspora. We are the forgotten ones, often times frowned upon for not being Iranian enough.

How To Avoid Insulting Your In-Laws This Christmas

Damona Hoffman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Weddings
Damona Hoffman

Holidays are stressful enough without factoring in the many cultural codes and nuanced personal preferences. Having been a guest at some very awkward holiday gatherings, I've composed a list of DOs and DON'TS to consider when crossing cultural lines this season.

Black (Or Not) Like Me: Thoughts on CNN's Black in America 5

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Smokey Fontaine

Progress has been made. Scores of light-skinned African-Americans have bucked stereotype and shown themselves to be culturally authentic. But Black In America reminds me that we still have work to do.

WATCH: W. Kamau Bell Talks Raising A Mixed-Race Baby

Posted 12.07.2012 | Comedy

W. Kamau Bell, host of "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" on FX, stopped by "Conan" on Thursday, and explained the best part of having a mixed-race b...

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...