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Reflections on Loving Day

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Noah S. Leavitt

We cannot simply applaud the reality of interracial or interreligious households but rather we must work hard to open the conversation about America's diverse population even wider to be able to include, respect, and perhaps even love, everyone.

A Guide for Educators: Meeting the Needs of Biracial Kids at School

Diedre Anthony | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Diedre Anthony

As educators, we are in the unique position to break the chains of discrimination within the boundaries of our classrooms. We can work with our parents, community members and administrators to bring diversity to our schools on a regular basis.

7 Stories About Interracial Dating For Anyone Who's Ever Been In Love

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices

Interracial marriages are on the rise and the growth is expected to continue, according to a 2015 Pew report. Despite increased visibility, there is s...

An Unlikely Friendship Between a Pregnant Collegiate and a Gentle Black Man

Rebecca Lemke | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Lemke

Dear Morph*, It's been over a year since we met, can you believe that? I can remember it pretty clearly. I was walking into class, it was The Unders...

Ad Sparks Anti-Miscegenation Backlash. In 2016.

Walaa Chahine | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Walaa Chahine

It wasn't Old Navy who taught me this word, but a cyber mob of Twitter users attacking Old Navy. Why did so many people feel the need to attack an All-American clothing retailer?

What Are You? You Look Different

Tiffany McElroy | Posted 05.02.2016 | Black Voices
Tiffany McElroy

I actually never knew I was different until people -- well, adults -- would single me out and ask me questions that were quite absurd, such as: "What are you?"

New Movie Shows How One Multicultural Family Deals With Race

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.20.2016 | Black Voices

"Little Boxes," a compelling new film, tackles the complex ways mixed-race families handle issues of race. Written by Annie Howell and directed by Ro...

The Man With a Maiden Name

Philip B. Richardson | Posted 03.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Philip B. Richardson

I was afraid our decision would look less politically progressive to queer identified friends or colleagues or that my African-American family would register an unequal power dynamic between us in deciding to take another (white) man's name.

Romeo Miller Can Teach Us All Something About Interracial Dating

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Black Voices

A photo posted by Romeo Miller aka Maserati Rome (@romeomiller) on Jan 12, 2015 at 6:23pm PST Romeo Miller's relationship with Toneta Morgan sp...

Comedian Recalls Getting Attacked As A Child Over Race

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.02.2015 | OWN

When comedian Tommy Davidson was just a baby, his birth mother abandoned him in a pile of trash in their poor, Southern community. The woman who found...

Republican Supporter of Kim Davis Contradicts His Own Stance

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal has come out in support of homophobic Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, but his support for her contradicts his own language from just a few years ago.

What This 'Black Boyfriend' Wants White Fathers To Know

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.05.2015 | Black Voices

"I always see it. That surprised face. That face that says, 'Oh shit! My daughter did not bring home a black guy." This is one of the first lin...

Sikh Americans Should Show Solidarity With #BlackLivesMatter

Simran Kaur-Colbert | Posted 07.16.2016 | Religion
Simran Kaur-Colbert

As Americans grieve this terrorist attack that claimed the lives of nine congregants of Mother Emanuel and engage in much-needed dialogues on the legacy of the centuries of racialized violence of slavery and Jim-Crow segregation, Sikh Americans of South Asian origin must actively join the dialogue and purposefully engage with our Christian African-American brothers and sisters in solidarity.

Scalia's Dissent in Obergefell (Same-Sex Marriage) Case Would Criminalize Justice Thomas's Marriage

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Missed in Scalia's childish histrionics was his so-called 'originalist' approach for interpreting the Constitution.

Family Of North Carolina Teen Says He Was 'Lynched'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices

The family of North Carolina high school student Lennon Lacy, whose death this summer was ruled a suicide by a state medical examiner, is now saying t...

15 Problems You'll Only Understand If You're a Jew Who Doesn't 'Look Jewish'

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Sarah Gladstone

Once you're in, you're in, but the idea of having to "prove" something about a fundamental part of who you are, just because you don't have the "right look," seems absurd. Not all Jews are white with curly brown hair, OK? That's never been the way it was and it never will be.

Grace vs. Niceness in Interracial Dialogue

Morgan Guyton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

How can we define the distinction between niceness and grace? I would say that niceness refers to the complex dance of smiling, posturing, innuendo, laughter, self-deprecation, etc. that keeps a conversation pleasant and easygoing. Niceness doesn't always mean that you're being loving.

Most White People Don't Have A Single Close Black Friend

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.03.2014 | Black Voices

Despite all the talk about our supposedly post-racial society, friend groups among Americans remain starkly segregated. A recent study conducted by...

I'm White, Gay, and Dating a Black Man: What I've Learned About Racial Profiling

Jeza Belle | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeza Belle

Over the years, the startling consistency of the manner in which I am addressed while he is ignored has become a quasi joke between us.

Southern Gay Men and Interracial Dating

Glenn Garner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Glenn Garner

I notice the all-too-familiar hums of gossip coming from the corner. Their whispers and stares fail to attain a level of subtlety. Although it's not uncommon for gay guys to judge each other, this time is different. Their gossip is aimed at the interracial couple who just walked through the door.

Is Diversification Breaking Through in America?

Jane Cutler Yepez | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Jane Cutler Yepez

While my partner and I have both long stopped noticing our differences, I am constantly struck by how the outside world views us. In major cities, no one seems to notice. But in less diverse environments, I catch sidewise glances of both benign acceptance and withering disapproval.

The Question I Never Want To Answer Again

Andromeda Turre | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Andromeda Turre

I'm pretty sure there is no box for that. You might need a suitcase for all of that. And knowing that will not likely help you to relate to me, understand me or know me any more than you did five seconds ago.

Top Interracial Moments of 2013

Atinuke O. Diver | Posted 03.02.2014 | Black Voices
Atinuke O. Diver

2013 was quieter than usual on the blog, but not when it came to stories about race and relationships in the 21st century. Here are the interracial moments that caught my eye (and side-eye) the year.

The Average American's Face Will Change How You Think About Race

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

What does the average American look like? As time goes on, the answer to that question is becoming more and more complicated. The country is livin...

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.