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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.

Back for the Attack!

In Main Event, News on June 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm
Mildred Loving

Mildred Loving (Photo credit: Freedom To Marry)

We’re awakening from a long slumber! Please help us to bring Interrace Magazine back for the attack, bigger and bolder than ever before.

Please contribute your interracial dating questions, reviews, and everything else you can think of to help us bring this blog up to where it belongs!

 

Love, Peace, and Hair Grease

El Jefe

Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice and Racism

In News, Opinion on January 27, 2012 at 12:44 am
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Image via Wikipedia. Let's use this, conservatives!

I know what you’re thinking: No kidding, right!

Most people with functioning frontal lobes already know that racism is a byproduct of having preconceived notions and expectations based on incomplete racist extremes. And now, for all the lovely racist conservatives out there, we have an official scientific study for them to now try to debunk: http://news.yahoo.com/low-iq-conservative-beliefs-linked-prejudice-180403506.html

Shocker: Parents Disapprove of Interracial Relationship

In News, Opinion on December 20, 2011 at 1:37 am
THINK

Image via Wikipedia. Wouldn't it be great if this is what people did before they spoke?

Sad, lonely monkey contemplates Freud

From the (I’m assuming) good folks at PsychCentral, there’s a recent post by psychologist and family counselor Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker addressing a concerned teenager in an interracial relationship, and surprise surprise, saddled with disapproving parents.

While I can’t disagree with Dr. Hartwell-Walker’s measured and logical response, I kind of wish she’d told the young teenage eighth grader to tell her parents that she’d date whomever she liked and would theretofore establish her own independence as a young woman.

But I guess that might be why I’m not a therapist like Dr. Hartwell-Walker.

Anyhow, here’s the link to her piece:

CAL State Gives Lecture on Interrational Relationships

In News, Opinion on December 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm
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A brief piece ran in California State University‘s Daily Titan student newspaper about a female coordinator of their Womens’ Cultural Resource Center giving a talk on interracial relationships.

Interestingly, the woman is neither white nor black, but Latina (which is fine); and she reviews in her seminar the challenges and rewards involved in such dating and even touches on child-rearing. According to the piece, 73 percent of interracial dating revolved around black men and white women. But a tip of the brim for her for what she’s doing and maybe an idea that should be presented more regularly across the country.

Here’s the link:

CNN’s Struggles of An Interracial Couple

In Main Event on December 8, 2011 at 6:17 pm
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CNN recently posted a story (in video form at least partially) about a woman unfortunate enough to be in an interracial relationship while living in a particularly rural section of Kentucky.

Yes, it is between a white woman and a black man, (as are the vast majority of interracial relationships), but the woman’s point is that racism is alive and quite healthy in the South and especially in her geographic neck of the woods.

It’s a very brief video (something close to 3-4 minutes), and it’s in a section of the CNN website called “iReport,” where CNN basically takes work from others and then determines whether or not to run it more fully in main sections of their site or even possibly on television.

Here’s a link to the piece: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-712941?hpt=hp_c2

 

TV’s First Interracial Kiss

In Main Event on October 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm
Actress Nichelle Nichols

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I was surprised recently rummaging through the topic of television’s first interracial kiss on YouTube.com, when I cam across two videos answering this question.

I’d thought that like “the shat,” that that first symbolic romantic lip-lock would’ve come much earlier than it did…but I guess I wasn’t all surprised that the man who would “do” the proverbial “deed” would be none other than the same man who would later jump (literally) on top of a green-skinned woman.

One video gives you the male perspective, and the other is the woman’s perspective on the taboo-shattering event.

It should be pretty obvious that the man was now-75+ William Shatner and the woman was/is Nichelle Nichols. It’s somewhat interesting that to “shat,” the event was no big deal and to Nichols it was much more stressful apparently. Maybe that had to do with Shatner being the “Captain” of the ship so to speak.

Participants Needed: Interracial Relationships Study

In Main Event, News on October 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm
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Image via Wikipedia. Somehow, I don't think this interracial stuff is new.

According to Atinuke Diver (yes, that appears to be her real name) in Boston (http://open.salon.com/blog/yesweretogether/2011/10/26/participants_needed_interracial_relationships_study), another young professional African American woman is conducting an academic scholarly study in interracial relationships; specifically between white men and black women.

Big surprise, there seems to be a dearth of white men/black women in Boston to study and interview on the topic of interracial relationships; so the hunt is on for participants.

But, that being said, it seems that the study is only open to residents of

Here are some links if you are someone who’d like to learn more about possibly participating in the study:

Interracial Sitcom Possibly Coming to Network TV

In Entertainment on October 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm
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Image via Wikipedia. Margaret Cho acting it up.

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Image by OtterFreak via Flickr. Tell me a skinny sista like Aisha shouldn't be in an interracial sitcom.

Well, it looks as though mainstream media can only ignore the topic of interracial marriages for so long…so at least we’re tossed an interracial family or “romcom” sitcom from Alex Herschlag/Ellen DeGeneres.

On the matter of Ellen…I want to like her. I really do. I just don’t get her. Would she be as successful if she were not blonde and blue-eyed? A blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman who dances and tells bad jokes. Fine. I just wish she were a little bit more funny and more cutting-edge like Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler, or so many others. But maybe that middle of the road approach is what’s working for her. Ho-hum.

The sitcom is supposed to be about a JewishChinese couple and their home life and relationships. Obviously, Ms. Cho ought to be involved in this one at least in some capacity, but not likely since Ellen’s already has it.

But I’ll take an interracial sitcom that has the potential to be good over another bland-as-beige one any time.

Here’s the link to the article if you’d like to learn more about the upcoming interracial family sitcom:

Denial is Not a River: Whites Questioning Existence of Racism

In Opinion on August 31, 2011 at 8:48 pm
Denial (song)

Image via Wikipedia. Stop looking at this picture and read the article and comment on it, already!

Here’s an interesting article on white denial of racism, and it’s especially interesting when taken as an addendum to the little ditty we ran on education pioneer Jane Elliot.

To some extent, it’s relatively easy to see how Caucasians/Whites could deny the existence of racism, certainly when you consider that for the vast majority of them it actually does not exist on a daily basis or as something that must be confronted as a daily obstacle to achievement. So, if you don’t have to see something or deal with something and it does not impact your life in any noticeable way – does it actually exist?

Read this piece from the website LA Progressive, and let us know what you think of it.

Here’s the link:

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