The problems of mixed race families in a racist society are fully explored in this qualitative, narrative study. Interviews with 21 biracial couples offer deep insights into their relationships and how they perceive society has viewed their marriages. The interviewers, a biracial couple themselves, ask their subjects such questions as how their churches, families, friends and community treat them and their partners. They also examine the interactions between spouses in biracial marriages and relationships between these couples and their parents and children.
Racial Bias and Interracial Relationships
How the Research Was Done
Feeling Ordinary in a Relationship Others See as Unusual
In the Beginning
The White Partner's Family
The African American Partner's Family
Defending against Racism
Learning from Each Other
Race in the Couple Relationship
The Special Blessings
No More Racism!