Interracial marriages are on the rise and the growth is expected to continue, according to a Pew report. Despite increased visibility, there is still a lot missing from the conversation on interracial relationships. That's why we gathered seven of our most insightful stories surrounding interracial relationships. From personal takes on questions interracial couples are tired of hearing to a breakdown of common experiences when raising a mixed family, these stories give a glimpse into what it's like to be in a relationship with someone of a different race.
Interracial couple married for 53 years will break your heart
Interracial Relationships that Changed History | PBS
Most Americans have never heard of Mildred and Richard Loving. But next week, a Hollywood movie will introduce the country to a time and place - 58 years ago in Virginia - when a sheriff could burst into a couple's bedroom and arrest them for being married. She was black, he was white, and that was a crime in Virginia and 23 other states. They were arrested, convicted and banished from their home state. But their legal fight led to the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Loving v. Virginia that ended miscegenation laws in the 16 states where they were still on the books.
7 Stories About What It Means To Be In An Interracial Relationship
He later revealed that they had been together since after he landed in the UK from Dominica in Despite the racism prevalent in the country at the time, they beat the odds and had a long and happy marriage. Meeting while working together in Selfridges, when he worked as a lift concierge, and Doreen sold fur coats. Six months into the relationship, she fell pregnant with their baby girl, which forced her to reveal the relationship to her family.
Taylor Durbin. In regards to race, this past year has been a nearly-unprecedented catalyst for conversation, especially when it comes to the roles that race plays in personal and romantic relationships. For every positive, empowering moment of progress, it also feels as though there's another tragic moment of loss or discrimination.