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Interrace Magazine = Interrace Today.com

In Main Event, News, Opinion on December 11, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Just a quick note to anyone still subscribing to this blog or checking it every so often.

We’ve pretty much made the transition to InterraceToday.com and would love it if more people would visit and get involved and let us know what you think of the transition. We are the only online magazine of its kind, to feature interracial dating questions and answers, a store selling our original interracial greeting cards, news updated daily, interviews, movie reviews, a robust resources section and more.

But we need your help to get the word out there to multicultural families and interracial couples. As our numbers increase so does the need to communicate.

Please visit InterraceToday.com and let us know what you think and get involved so we can make it the best website in the world for interracial couples and multicultural families.

Church in Pike County, Kentucky, Bans Interracial Couples

In News, Opinion on November 30, 2011 at 3:03 am

Well, the church is in Kentucky, but seriously, you would hope that with a bi-racial President in the White House, at least the churches in Kentucky would allow interracial couples who wish to pray and worship….you would at least expect that the church members could have sufficient compassion in their hearts to allow that.

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Image via Wikipedia. What would Jesus do? Somehow, I don't think someone with "hair like wool" and feet the color of "burnt brass" would ban interracial couples from prayer. But then again, Jesus might be perceived as appearing bi-racial, and this church might not like that, either.

Nope. Get to steppin’ interracial couples! That’s the message from the “kindly” Christian folks at the Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in Pike County, Kentucky.

Maybe the church’s pastor can’t overrule the church’s parishioners or something like that, but integrity would also suggest that he could just as easily refuse to ban church members on the basis of race as well, and stand up for equality and justice. Maybe expecting fairness and compassion from a pastor of a church these days is too much.

But, that’s just my opinion. What do I know? I don’t live in Kentucky and wouldn’t be welcome at Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church, anyway, since I’m in an interracial marriage.

Here’s a link to the story, straight from our friends at WYMT TV in Kentucky!

According to Cornell Chronicle Race Plays a Role in Pacing of Some Romances

In News, Opinion on November 24, 2011 at 1:50 am
Interracial Couple

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According to an interesting piece in Cornell University’s Chronicle news website, racial diversity plays a role in pacing of some romances; apparently increasing the speed of the romantic relationships’ evolution or development.

So, make of the study’s conclusions what you will, but it seems that one potential conclusion is that interracial romantic relationships develop faster than white-white ones for reasons not particularly clear.

Here’s a direct link to the article, but I have to admit to feeling that one prominant factor in this “pacing” issue might have more to do with maturity and personal development than ethnicity or status:

Should Black Women Date White Men?

In Opinion on October 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Just imbibing the morning energy drink(less acid than your typical cup of joe

Cans of XTC.

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and actually more affordable) and checking out some random blogs, reading through all kinds of online “foolishness and mayhem,” (to quote Niecy Nash), on the topic of interracial dating, interracial marriage, bi-racial children, and so forth.

Maybe white men could never “satisfy” black women one blogger postulates, or would all “white boys” be nerdy goofballs asked another woman, or could they turn out to be stalkers asked comedienne Sommore (in at least one of her concert films and the rom-comSomething New“), or could white guys not be “tough”enough to protect you asked yet another.

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Cover of Something New (Widescreen Edition). Uh-oh...what will her girlfriends think?

Just as I’m preparing to begin checking out the typical roster of corporate “news” media sites, I chance upon a piece in the LA Times by Ms. Sandy Banks, the sister of the gentleman who recently penned the bestseller “Is Marriage for White People?” Her piece is reasonable and balanced –http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-1008-banks-20111008,0,6813163.column?page=1

Now, obviously, on the matter of interracial dating, we’re definitely for it, but it ultimately comes down to an issue of emotional maturity.

How much of your “free will” is determined by over-bearing parents, society, religious organizations or institutions, peer pressure, or fear of the new and different? To what extent do you as an individual want to be in a mutually-loving relationship and how does that weigh against being approved of by others?

If a man (or woman) doesn’t want to commit or take you seriously or won’t pay bills or cheats, it won’t matter whether they’re a taste of cocoa or some smooth vanilla creme. It’s time to motor.

And if you’re open to diversity, than you have a wider selection to choose from, a larger dating pool, and mathematically a greater chance at finding the type of person who will clip your toenails, make breakfast for both of you, and make you happy in other ways.

So, at any rate, it was difficult for me not to feel at least a tad better (after wading through all that internet dross material), when I came upon this article on (at least some) legitimate reasons for black women to be more open-minded when considering whether or not to date white men (yes, men).

Here’s the link:

Protest Outside of Murdoch Home Calls for End to FOX News Race-Baiting

In News on August 18, 2011 at 2:45 am
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So, protestors outside of Murdoch‘s home are calling for an end to FOX news corporation’s race-baiting ways and that’s going to cause Rupert and family to reconsider? Fat chance of that happening, right?

As long as FOX makes money from it and can divide and conquer, there’s little to no chance of them suddenly finding “truth” through accurate journalism.

Anyway, let me back off and provide a direct link to the piece and then hear what your informed thoughts and feelings are on FOX’s race-baiting ways:

BF-interrace · BF-interrace, mailing list for Black women

In News on August 17, 2011 at 5:45 pm
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Here’s a link to an interesting Yahoo listserv group for Black women who dare to date outside of accepted societal and racial norms:

Is this a solid, regularly-updated, active listserv or another piece of inactive flotsam floating through cyberspace? Let us know.

 

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