from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, involving, or representing different races: interracial fellowship; an interracial neighborhood.
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- adj. Between or among two or more different races.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Existing or taking place between races, or members of different races.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. involving or composed of different races
- adj. between races
There are also huge disparities in interracial marriage between males and females in ways that match up with conventional wisdom.
On the other hand, the rate of increase in interracial weddings seems to be no longer rising quickly, although it differs by race pairings.
And we still have only 7 – 8% of people in interracial marriages overall, so that is hardly some kind of sea change.
The African-American population also saw increases in interracial marriage, with the number of blacks participating in such marriages roughly tripling since 1980, the study said.
And the protector of all, the one who rescues the Irishmen and the women in interracial relationships, the one who mentors the black and female cops, the one who knows it's all wrong, is of course a straight white man.
Throughout the black-power era substantial numbers of African-Americans loudly condemned black participation in interracial relationships (especially with whites), deeming it to be racial betrayal.
Despite some ongoing resistance (a subject to which I will return), the situation for people involved in interracial intimacy has never been better.
But she also said she didn’t believe in interracial marriage.
“Counsel failed to challenge [the juror] even though he knew that evidence would be presented showing that Mr. Hale had animosity toward African Americans and especially white people involved in interracial relationships,” Hale’s lawyer wrote in a court filing.
The notion that Jefferson and Sally Hemings brings up uncomfortable questions about race, slavery, and the notion of interracial relationships which some people still object to.
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