People of different races have been falling in love for centuries, but it has only been in the last 30 years that interracial relationships have become acceptable in American society--t to mention by local police. This book addresses the problems facing interracial couples from a black perspective. From interracial dating to marriage and child rearing, it talks frankly about racism and discrimination, deals with the disapproval of relatives, discusses the challenges of blending cultures and traditions at home, and celebrates the richness that an interracial relationship offers. Based on interviews with hundreds of biracial couples, this invaluable, savvy handbook will help black Americans navigate the challenges of having a white partner.
Kimberly Hohman is the race relations guide at About.com, where she writes a weekly column on race relations, maintains a collection of links to Internet resources, and facilitates discussion groups. She has been in an interracial marriage for 10 years. She lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.