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“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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Interfaith marriage seems to be a rising trend in the U.S.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Even with ‘love Jihad’, love always triumphs

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 [...]

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 [...]

“Be open and open-minded” – Mariah Huq on interracial marriage

“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 [...]

How to effectively balance interfaith marriages

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 [...]