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Holding Onto The Other Half Of 'Mixed-Race'

Holding Onto The Other Half Of 'Mixed-Race' | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
Wilma Stordahl says calling her two biracial sons "black" captures only part of who they are.
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Intercultural Marriage: Making It Work « For Your Marriage

Intercultural Marriage: Making It Work « For Your Marriage | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it

"When a white person marries a person of color, they step into a new world. Their spouse knows how to navigate both the culture of their own race as well as the mainstream majority culture in America. For a while person who has only known that majority culture, it can be eye-opening to see things from a new perspective."

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A lot of this article rings so true for me!

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The Surprises We Find: Giraffes and Biltong | ESL Marriage

The Surprises We Find: Giraffes and Biltong | ESL Marriage | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
The Surprises We Find is a series of guest posts written by friends in intercultural marriages. Over the summer, they will share the hilarity, confusion, shocks and romance of being in intercultural relationships.
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Appreciating the surprises that come with an intercultural marriage is one key to success!

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Intermarriage Isn't All That Radical Anymore - ABC News

Intermarriage Isn't All That Radical Anymore - ABC News | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it

"Not only are millenials the most likely to have friends of different races, nine in 10 millenials support the idea of interracial dating and marriage, according to a recent Pew study. Millenials are also the first generation to grow up with a large portion of parents that also support such relationships."

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But just because it's more common and accepted doesn't mean it's always easy! Today is the perfect day to bring intercultural relationships to the foreground.

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Cheerios Ad Starring Interracial Family Ignites Racist Hate Storm - COLORLINES

Cheerios Ad Starring Interracial Family Ignites Racist Hate Storm - COLORLINES | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
We’ve seen interracial couples on television for decades but corporate companies have largely stayed away from including them in advertising.
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When You're Mixed Race, Just One Box Is Not Enough : NPR

When You're Mixed Race, Just One Box Is Not Enough : NPR | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
While being forced to tick a single box for "race" has never been a problem for George Washington III, who is black, his mixed-race children see it differently. And for Dave Kung, being allowed to check two races on the U.S.
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Marrying Out of the Faith

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A new book suggests that the growing number of interfaith couples don’t know exactly what they’re getting into.
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Same-sex couples making new wedding rituals

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AMEN! "You don't say you're going to an interracial marriage. It isn't a gay marriage. It's a marriage." http://t.co/EeQZDKkEwI
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azcentral.com video: Gay couples say DOMA ruling could save them thousands

azcentral.com video: Gay couples say DOMA ruling could save them thousands | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
Gay married couples in Phoenix detail how current law costs them thousands more than straight couples.
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Interview featuring my friends talking about how their life costs more due to being in a gay marriage.

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High court reflects diversity of modern marriage - Washington Post

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High court reflects diversity of modern marriage
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One is in an interracial marriage, which would have been illegal in his state only 20 years before his wedding.
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InCultureParent | Is My Son Biracial if You Can’t Tell?

InCultureParent | Is My Son Biracial if You Can’t Tell? | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
When I was pregnant, we assumed that our baby would be an even mix: my Mexican husband’s dark brown complexion and black hair, plus my light skin and blue eyes, would naturally produce a tan child. Coffee with milk.
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Dealing with racism is harder than I thought

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Dealing with racism is harder than I thought #parenting #moms http://t.co/yMqB12pm via @GaModernMom...
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Thanks so Melissa Hahn for sharing this one.

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Polish-German Intercultural Marriage – The Problems and Benefits ...

Polish-German Intercultural Marriage – The Problems and Benefits ... | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
Although it´s not always the case, some intercultural marriages are as normal as any other non-intercultural marriage with the same problems and benefits. However, language, the number one challenge of interracial or intercultural marriage, ...
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Joys and Sorrows of Interracial Marriages - Women of China

Joys and Sorrows of Interracial Marriages - Women of China | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it

"Attitudes toward interracial marriages are less of a barrier today than ever before, with a 2011 Gallup Poll estimating that 86 percent of Americans support interracial marriage at least in theory, up from 20 percent in 1968. Members of interracial marriages or partnerships often tell a different story, though."

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Sex And City's Mr. Big Receives Hate Mail Because Of Interracial Marriage

Sex And City's Mr. Big Receives Hate Mail Because Of Interracial Marriage | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
Actor Chris Noth discusses his interracial marriage and the hate mail he received because of it with the Wall Street Journal.
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Interracial Couples: Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos to Robin Thicke & Paula Patton

Interracial Couples: Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos to Robin Thicke & Paula Patton | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
A number of the most famous celebrities in Hollywood are involved in interracial marriages. This list takes a look at 10 stars involved in mixed-race relationships.
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PHOTOS: Interracial Couples Celebrate LA Pride / Queerty

PHOTOS: Interracial Couples Celebrate LA Pride / Queerty | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it

"On June 12, we’re coming up on the 46th anniversary of Loving v.  Virginia, the Supreme Court case that ended state bans on miscegenation. At  the same time, we’re just days away from a Supreme Court ruling on Proposition  8, another milestone in the civil rights fight."

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Interracial marriage explored in EMU production, 'Wedding Band' - AnnArbor.com

Interracial marriage explored in EMU production, 'Wedding Band' - AnnArbor.com | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it

"Interracial marriage explored in EMU production, 'Wedding Band' against the backdrop of 1918 South Carolina."

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Oooh, I don't know how I missed this one. Especially with Theatre being my thing. Thanks for sharing!
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Intercultural Marriage Challenges

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Intercultural marriage on the rise in China. But how compatible are people of completely different cultures? And how should the intercultural couples solve problems affecting their marriages?

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I'm not sure the example of spending time away from one's mobile phone while on an extended yacht trip is especially relevant to most intercultural marriages, but I was interested to see intercultural marriages being addressed with a Chinese audience in mind.

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Intercultural marriage: When family opposition is strong… «

Intercultural marriage: When family opposition is strong… « | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
[1] Yancey and Lewis note that social and family acceptance of intercultural marriage can be more problematic in specific cases, especially when the relationship is interracial. Their observation conducted in the U.S showed ...
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Ufuoma Ejenobor on Her Interracial Marriage and Motherhood

Ufuoma Ejenobor on Her Interracial Marriage and Motherhood | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
my husband is a wonderful person. He has a good heart and that is the most important thing for me. (Romance Meets Life: Ufuoma Ejenobor on Her Interracial Marriage and Motherhood...
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The unexpected experiences of intercultural marriages

The unexpected experiences of intercultural marriages | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
Much as interracial couples benefit from the mixing of cultures in exhilarating ways such couples also face unique challenges. Some have language barriers in their first years of marriage. “Sometimes I will say the wrong word ...
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Seeing | ESL Marriage

Seeing | ESL Marriage | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
In our intercultural marriage, this spark of curiosity is crucial. As we live in a neighbourhood populated by people from all over the world, this wonder gives me questions and patience and joy. In considering future opportunities ...
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Making Marriage Work When Only One Spouse Believes In God : NPR

Making Marriage Work When Only One Spouse Believes In God : NPR | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
Every couple has differences and disagreements to navigate. But what happens when the couple disagrees on the fundamental question of faith? Maria Peyer is a church-attending Lutheran; her husband, Mike Bixby, is an atheist.
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Sex and the Weight of National History - New York Times

Sex and the Weight of National History - New York Times | Diversity under one roof | Scoop.it
New York TimesSex and the Weight of National HistoryNew York TimesMs. Farber's adaptation places Strindberg's tale in contemporary South Africa and features an interracial couple at its heart.
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