Interracial relationships: The mid-week round-up

You guys, it’s only Wednesday and we’ve already got amazing articles that look at interracial and intercultural dating.

This is stuff you should read.

Start with the chat that started it all: Ethnichat: DNA Free Flow

Move on to Renée Sylvestre-Williams’ experience of dating interracially – her family isn’t concerned about race, just that any potential boyfriends have the same level of education, share the same values and treat her right. (It’s a long list.)

Denise Balkissoon learns, thanks to an ex-boyfriend, that people get racially confused, which can get tiresome after a while.

Jef Catapang interviews Anupa Mistry who reveals her weakness for white boys.

Being mixed-race and dating is more than just “oh, you’re gorgeous!” and “mixed babies are so cute!” Adebe DeRango-Adem takes a moment to unpack the baggage of dating and fetishization when dating interracially.

We’re not the only ones thinking about this topic:

Britain is as well. The BBC just ran a series on mixed-race Britons.

The New York Times looks at mixed-race relationships and the lingering tensions in the United States.

The Economist features author Richard Banks and his work, “Is Marriage for White People? How the African-American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone.


2 thoughts on “Interracial relationships: The mid-week round-up

  1. Interracial dating and marriage isn’t new in my family but I would be the first one to breach outside our “religion.” By no means are we a super Catholic family (and being a Chinese family from India, the Catholicism is a whole other story), but dealing with differences in religious traditions plus cultural ones adds another dimension to interracial dating that I never really considered before.

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