• Do gay interracial couples face different challenges from their straight counterparts?

    Amy Steinbugler has a book on interracial relationship called Beyond Loving which looks at interracial relationships across the board: straight, gay, and lesbian couples. And according to Steinbugler, the answer to the above question is “YES”. If for instance we are talking about racial segregation, then the challenges are similar. “But there are the ways that being lesbian or gay [...]

    Do gay interracial couples face different challenges from their straight counterparts?
  • Interfaith marriage seems to be a rising trend in the U.S.

    In the U.S. there has been a 40% rise in inter-faith couples from 20% in the 1960s. This has brought about the rise in interfaith families which seem common now. And there has also been a rise in organizations that support these unions. Most couples who are dating – especially those under 35 – don’t really care much about their [...]

    Interfaith marriage seems to be a rising trend in the U.S.
  • Even with ‘love Jihad’, love always triumphs

    Kavita, was kept under house arrest for nine months. And as if that wasn’t enough she used to be beaten almost every day by her family members (her four brothers). Sometimes the torture sessions were so bad she couldn’t move; all this because she was in an inter-faith relationship. “I attempted suicide twice during that period,” Kavita says. While this [...]

    Even with ‘love Jihad’, love always triumphs
  • “Be open and open-minded” – Mariah Huq on interracial marriage

    Mariah Huq of reality TV series Married To Medicine talked about her married life. She is in an interracial-interfaith marriage with a Bangladeshi man and says that their interracial romance is a point of pride. This come after the series wrapped up its second season. “Having a multicultural family is important for me. You can have the best of both [...]

    “Be open and open-minded” – Mariah Huq on interracial marriage
  • How to effectively balance interfaith marriages

    Most interfaith relationships, marriages and families struggles stem from the details. According to Susan Katz Miller, the author of “Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family“, working on balancing both faiths too finely normally leads to strife. And the way to go about it is to take things naturally. This she told host Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani on HuffPost Live [...]

    How to effectively balance interfaith marriages

Other News

“Hafu” named Miss Universe Japan

“Hafu” named Miss Universe Japan

For the first time in history, Japan selected the first Multiracial woman to represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant 2015. Ariana Miyamoto, whose mother is Japanese and father is Black is is the new Miss Universe Japan. Being half-black has stirred mixed reactions about her selection to represent Japan, a country known for its lack of diversity and [...]

Kim Kardashians speaks about abuse over her interracial relationship

Kim Kardashians speaks about abuse over her interracial relationship

Kim Kardashian has been a target of abuse over her interracial marriage to Kanye West. The reality TV star tells Newsbeat that its ridiculous that her mixed race daughter North has also been lumped into this kind of abuse. Kim recalls an incident of being verbally attacked saying: “She was young enough to not know what was being said. I [...]

Apparently, people are still reluctant to date interracially

Apparently, people are still reluctant to date interracially

Much as we live in a world where technology is constantly advancing and people are looking for love online, according to recent study by Okcupid, people are still unwilling to expand their search for love across racial and cultural boundaries. “An individual can’t really control who turns them on.I do think the fact that race is a sexual factor for [...]

Federal hate crime: Man pleads guilty for threatening interracial family in Utah

Federal hate crime: Man pleads guilty for threatening interracial family in Utah

A 70-year-old man, pleaded guilty to a federal civil hate crime in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. Robert Keller was accused of interfering with the housing rights of an interracial family based on their races and the fact that they were living in a home while relating with a Black family member in Hurricane, Utah. Keller [...]

White baby born of mixed couple.

White baby born of mixed couple.

Catherine Howarth was surprised when she first saw the son she had given birth to. He had pale skin, light brown hair and pale skin. Basically her son, Jonah was white; Catherine is a Black woman of Nigerian heritage. “The midwife looked at me and looked back down at Jonah and then at me again and couldn’t believe it,” Howarth [...]

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 [...]

“Jungle fever” comment outrages interracial couple

“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 [...]

Mixed race Southern California

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 [...]