• Examination of mixed race Asian Americans and debate about race

    “We think we see race because it exists in the world, but really, we learn to see race.” – Lelani Nishime, author of ‘Undercover Asian Undercover Asian: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture’. With the rise in multiracial individuals, people can’t biologically say that they belong to a particular race but this doesn’t mean it isn’t real. And Nishime believes [...]

    Examination of mixed race Asian Americans and debate about race
  • Interracial couple receives racist death threats

    “Die Nigger”, the police code for homicide, “1.8.7,” and swastikas were the racist death threats an interracial couple in Pittsburgh woke up to spray-paint on their garage door. The couple, Marlene Williams, black, and her boyfriend, Jason Powell, white, who live with their 5-year-old say that such an incident has never happened to them before and are now worried for [...]

    Interracial couple receives racist death threats
  • Interfaith marriage: Dealing with the parents

    It was just another beautiful outdoor wedding. But this particular wedding, the minster wore a shawl that had symbols of various faiths. Guess what a guest commented about it… “That woman has found a growing industry.” Yap! Its the 21st century. And interfaith marriages seem to be the norm. 45% of we American’s are intermarried. And as the Pew Research [...]

    Interfaith marriage: Dealing with the parents
  • “Jungle fever” comment outrages interracial couple

    U.S. Army Sgt Major Samuel Aarons and his wife Candea are a black-white interracial couple. They have been together for 13 years. Much as interracial couples receive stares and comments, the comment they received this New Year’s eve was a shocker to them. After having dinner at Spondivits restaurant in East Point, GA to celebrate New Year’s eve, the couple [...]

    “Jungle fever” comment outrages interracial couple
  • Mixed race Southern California

    They are America’s sons and daughters. They are mixed race. But the question “What are you?” always comes up when they are at a bar or even in stores. And the topic of identity is what the class of “The Mixed Race Novel and the American Experience” at UC Riverside have spent 10 weeks talking about. Here are stories of [...]

    Mixed race Southern California

Other News

Are U.S. adverts looking less American?

Are U.S. adverts looking less American?

The new trend in advertising of major U.S. brands has become the use of the mixed race families… something that was once taboo. The examples are many: The controversial Cheerios ad that features a biracial girl with a white mother and a black father; we have Honey Maid which in their new ad campaign feature an array of unconventional families [...]

Homosexual interracial relationships deeply rooted in stereotypes

Homosexual interracial relationships deeply rooted in stereotypes

Interracial dating and power of romance was what was being discussed. And the panel attracted more than 100 people. Of course the discussion began with interracial dating and Jakara Hubbard, a professional marriage and family counselor talked about her experience as a mixed race woman dating outside her race. Nitasha Sharma who is the professor of Asian American Studies and [...]

Celebrating Martin Luther King; Celebrating Interracial Couples

Celebrating Martin Luther King; Celebrating Interracial Couples

Equality for all ethnicities. That was the speech Martin Luther King Jr. delivered on Aug. 20, 1968. His dream: a world where people of all races and religions could coexist. Did it become a reality? YES? But how much of a reality? Was interracial coupling part of that dream? One thing we realize today is that when it comes to [...]

Inter-faith marriage: What Jews can learn from Mormons

Inter-faith marriage: What Jews can learn from Mormons

There is one big difference between the Jews in America and Mormons: Jews are the most intermarrying group of Americans; Mormons are the least. Taking percentages from 2001 American Religious Identification Survey it was 27% against 12% respectively. Does this reflect the religiosity of the Mormons? Apparently there is no correlation between childhood religious experiences and the probability of intermarriage. [...]

The unexpected experiences of intercultural marriages

The unexpected experiences of intercultural marriages

Much as interracial couples benefit from the mixing of cultures in exhilarating ways such couples also face unique challenges. Some have language barriers in their first years of marriage. “Sometimes I will say the wrong word and get into an argument,” says Li Ping Su from Taiwan who is married to Byan Kubrinch from Texas. At the time, she could [...]

Love doesn’t always come from an expected place

Love doesn’t always come from an expected place

Columbus woman looks back on growing up with interracial parents and a gay dad Alexis Wilson, a local dancer in Columbus, Ohio, was the daughter of an interracial couple – two stage performers who fell in love while working together in Holland at a time when interracial marriage was seen as taboo. The two, a black American dancer, Billy Wilson [...]

Three white men charged for attacking an interracial couple

Three white men charged for attacking an interracial couple

According to a report by Black Entertainment, three white men – Perry Sylvester Jackson, 27, Billy James Hammett, 28, and Anthony Merrell Tyler, 32, – were recently charged for beating up an interracial couples (a white man and a black woman) in California without the couple having provoked them. The attack was caught on camera in the parking lot’s surveillance. [...]

Are Yemeni women being used in intermarriages with foreign men?

Are Yemeni women being used in intermarriages with foreign men?

The statistics are alarming. And according to Yemeni’s Ministry of Justice, there has been an increase in the number of intermarriages between foreigners and Yemenis making people wonder why all of a sudden, Yemeni women have become more desirable to foreigners. The report highlights how more foreign men marry Yemeni women than the other way round. And the Ministry thinks [...]

Fairness will simply improve race relations

Fairness will simply improve race relations

It only takes doing the right thing for race relations to improve drastically. Problem is, we have the tendency of treating people who seem different than us differently… treating them as if they don’t deserve to be treated fairly and respectfully. You may say life is not fair. But as much as that may be the case, we need to [...]

Veterinary assistance claims she was fired for dating interracially

Veterinary assistance claims she was fired for dating interracially

Stacy Mickelboro, a white veterinary assistance has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against her former boss Dean R. Yates and Carthage Veterinary Hospital claiming that she was fired because she was having an interracial relationship with a Black man. The suit was filed in Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division on December 20th. Mickelboro was employed as a certified veterinary [...]