Why Interracial Relationships Still Face Difficulties

40 minutes

Interracial relationships are more common but still not fully accepted by society and families. Some people face violence, isolation, and scorn. Yet interracial relationships have existed in the United States since the country was founded but they have faced special difficulties, particularly relations between Black and White people. These relationships were illegal in many states--and not only southern states. Yet they have endured even at the risk of imprisonment, isolation, and violence. In 1967, the Supreme Court invalidated all state laws that made relationships between Black and White people illegal. Yet society didn't start to accept these relationships until very recently after learning of famous and enduring "mixed" relationships. Still, interracial relationships face special hardships. Join Robin and Hans for their uncommon conversation about the difficulties faced by people in interracial relationships, how many people work through these difficulties, and how their struggles may have paved the way for legalizing same-sex marriages.

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