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Interracial Marriage

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.

Black, White, Brown & Now

Lisa Ellis | Posted 04.22.2012 | Black Voices
Lisa Ellis

Many times throughout my life I began to write about the subject of inter-racial marriage. My birth being the result of an American interracial marriage, I found that the perspective was rarely spoken about from the point of view of the child of these unions.

Interracial Marriage for All Americans

Deborah Plummer | Posted 04.21.2012 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

Well into my adult years, despite the fact that I preached diversity, I held the belief that black men should marry black women and conversely, black women should marry black men. I have grown to learn how wrong I was to hold that belief.

7 Surprising New Findings About Interracial Marriage In America

Posted 02.16.2012 | Weddings

Interracial marriage is on the rise, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The report, which came out Thursday, indicates that th...

1 In 12 Marriages In U.S. Involve Interracial Couples

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 04.17.2012 | Weddings

WASHINGTON — Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million – a record 1 in 12 – as a steady flow of new Asian and Hi...

PHOTOS: An Intimate Look At Virginia's First Legal Interracial Marriage

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices

Before June of 1967, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage, including Virginia, the home of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his ...

Church Secretary Says Interracial Marriage Got Her Fired

Posted 12.15.2011 | Religion

By Kay Campbell Religion News Service FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) A white church secretary is suing her former employer, arguing that she was fired ...

Why Your Marriage Can Endure More Hardship Than You Think

Beverly Willett | Posted 02.12.2012 | Weddings
Beverly Willett

"Marriage is dead," and "monogamy may be asking too much" were the headlines in 2011. But Lori Lowe, creator of the popular marriage blog, Marriage Gems, still says lasting bliss is possible.

Kentucky Church Flap Shows Interracial Couples Still Have Hurdles

Melanie Coffee | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

The sentiments seemingly behind the Kentucky church's original vote aren't only in Appalachia or the South. They're in pockets across the U.S. I know because I've fallen into some of them.

Kentucky Church Overturns Ban On Interracial Couples

AP | Posted 02.03.2012 | Religion

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- An eastern Kentucky church under a firestorm of criticism since members voted to bar mixed-race couples from joining the congregatio...

Kentucky Fried Bible Reading: Is Interracial Marriage Immoral?

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

Of course the Kentucky Baptists can't consistently hold to their prejudices. It also doesn't take much imagination to think that their hysteria is really something much more human and base.

Kentucky Church BANS Interracial Couples

AP | By DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 01.30.2012 | Weddings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A tiny all-white Appalachian church in rural Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members ...

Kentucky Church Bans Interracial Couples

Posted 12.01.2011 | Black Voices

In a move to "promote greater unity" among its body and the Pike County community it serves, a small Kentucky church voted to ban interracial couples ...

Let No One Put Asunder

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As a university professor of pre-service teacher education students, I raise the distinction between moral convictions and professional ethics when we discuss issues of controversy within the field of education.

Rick Banks Asks "Is Marriage For White People?"

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 01.01.2012 | Weddings

Ralph Richard Banks, a Stanford Law Professor, examines race and marriage in his latest book "Is Marriage for White People?: How the African American ...