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Study Shows Interracial Marriages Are On The Rise

Aside from our seven-year age gap, my sister and I are very similar for the most part. We look alike (so much so that I used her ID to party before I was even legal), have the same sense of humor and similar hobbies. Sometimes we even finish each others’ sentences like twins. There is only one huge difference between us — our dating preferences. I date just about anyone who I find attractive and interesting. My sister refuses to date outside of her race. But according to some new research, it may be time for her to loosen up, as interracial marriages are on the rise.  Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal, Say 46 Percent In Mississippi Poll

  • Interracial marriage should be illegal according to nearly half of Republicans polled in Mississippi. That’s the finding of a small poll of 400 people by Public Policy Polling (PDF). Forty-six percent of “hardcore Republicans” polled said interracial marriage should not be allowed by law. Is it any consolation that 40 percent of “hardcore Republicans” said interracial marriage should be kept legal? Not much. (To be fair, some say Public Policy Polling is liberal-slanted. However, The Economist magazine claims the pollsters are accurate regardless of a slant.) [The Economist] (Thanks to commenter LR52185 for the story!)
  • Defense contractor KBR was named one of the “top firms for women” by Women Engineer magazine, despite the 2005 scandal where employee Jamie Leigh Jones was drugged, raped and then locked in a storage container by her bosses. It boggles the mind. [Mother Jones]
  • Anyone else notice all the women of color contestants have been voted off “American Idol”? [AlterNet]

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Take An Alternate Dating Route From Michelle Obama, Says Blogger

Single women can learn a lot about dating from Michelle Obama, but one guy advises black women to take a different route than Michelle did, before another man passes them by. Most of his advice is logical. Some of it, I have to admit, I’m not ready to hear and probably never will be. Keep reading »

What’s It Like…Being In An Interracial Marriage?

I am white. My husband is black. Our daughter is…well…she’s like that great flavor of “World Class Chocolate” at Baskin-Robbins, which is a sweet, delectable combination of white and dark chocolate, blended to perfection. When the grocery store checker, or the dentist, or our insurance salesman, or the shoe store clerk, or one of my college students who sees her picture in my office asks where she gets her curly hair or if she’s “mixed,” I usually reply, “Yes, she’s biracial,” (for I’ve always thought “mixed” to be used only for dogs and cocktails). I answer this question three or four times a day and often wonder if I should just stick a sign on her that reads “Yes, my father is black.” Keep reading »

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