Dear White People, You Need More Black Friends

Hey white people, you really need to step your game up and get some more black friends. And by friends, I mean someone who cares enough about you to call you on your shit and vice versa. The black person that you see at the gym sometimes or in a Starbucks line doesn’t count. Y’all ain’t friends, that’s an acquaintance… » 8/26/14 2:00pm 8/26/14 2:00pm

Why the Hell Are On-Screen Interracial Relationships Still a Big Deal?

We're now in year six of sunny post-racial America, and things are going great, right!?! We have a biracial president, and, uh...Halle Berry won an Oscar that time...and...a vocal contingent of Americans will eagerly whip themselves into a racist frenzy over a kid having a white mom and a black dad in a fucking… » 9/11/13 6:10pm 9/11/13 6:10pm

Forty Percent of White Americans Are Lying About Their 'Black Friend'

Even though America is soundly post-racial and racism is over because Barack Obama and Cheerios, it turns out that many white Americans still don't have any non-white friends. I find this odd, considering that white Americans typically cite their "black friend" as evidence of their inability to harbor racist beliefs.… » 8/08/13 3:00pm 8/08/13 3:00pm

Church Bravely Reverses Its Ban On Interracial Couples

The racial views of the members of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Kentucky evolved about 60 years in the past week, and all it took was a massive outpouring of shock and rage from people around the world. Yesterday, a week after nine people voted to pass a ban on interracial couples at the church, the… » 12/05/11 10:30am 12/05/11 10:30am

Significant Percentage Of Americans Still Think Interracial Marriage Is…

A recent Gallup poll of 1,319 adults in the U.S. found that approval for interracial marriage has reached a high point, with 86% saying they have no problem with it. Apparently this is supposed to be reason for celebration, but it's still disturbing that more than 1 in 10 people are against two people loving each… » 9/12/11 11:54pm 9/12/11 11:54pm

I Wanted To Marry A Latino And Fell For A White Guy

In college there was no doubt in my mind that I would marry a Mexican. I didn't want my culture to be diluted. I wanted to live in a Spanish-speaking household. I wore Ché Guevara berets with rebozos and Tehuana blouses. I just stopped short of wearing a poncho and purchasing a donkey just to really make a point. I… » 7/22/11 3:35pm 7/22/11 3:35pm