Australian Program Explores Interracial Marriages

Australian Program Explores Interracial Marriages

Having never visited Australia, I can’t really speculate on what it’s like there in terms of diversity and the openness of interracial dating and marriage. Certainly there must be some ethnic diversity there since you have aboriginal natives in the Outback who have been there for quite some time (and again I’m showing my lack of knowledge on Australia). Beautiful vistas, great location on the map, lots of global warming probably coming their way, but other than that, I honestly don’t know much about them or what to expect.Queen_Sabine_Goddess_Mondestin

According to this link, there’s a program in Australia, or rather a network it seems called SBS. On that network there’s a regular program called Insight and the article (which is linked to) we read is referring to an episode of the Insight program that discusses interracial dating and interracial marriage in Australia.

Since it’s not on YouTube or Vimeo (that we can find), we can’t copy and paste it into this space but if you’d like to watch this Aussie show and let us know what you think of it, and how “insight” differs from US perceptions of interracial dating and interracial marriage, please do so. We’d love to hear from our readers!

 

 

 

Here’s the link to watch the program. It’s approximately 51 minutes in length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Australia (Photo credit: Kenny Teo (zoompict))

 

6 Lessons Learned from Interracial Dating

6 Lessons Learned from Interracial Dating

I recently came across a post on a site called I Am Not the Nanny.com. Yeah, I don’t get the joke, either, but I enjoyed the piece on interracial dating and agreed with much of it. Anyone who dares to date, (much less open themselves up emotionally and intellectually to the point where they can fall in love) outside their “race” you have to admire (at least we do at Interrace Today). 271185652_80_80

It’s a cute piece but one that can also be encouraging and uplifting to some. So, here’s the link to the piece on her perspective toward interracial dating. What do you think about her points and do you agree? Have you had similar experiences out there?

Millionaire Matchmaker on Interracial Dating

What do you think the Millionaire Matchmaker, Pattin Stanger, thinks of interracial dating?

English: David Golshan AT The Millionaire Matc...

English: David Golshan AT The Millionaire Matchmaker Season Premiere Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, if you’ve seen her Bravo television program, you’d be write to believe that Patti is not necessarily a stuck-up Princess, but down to earth and blunt (which is certainly a big part of her appeal and the show’s appeal).

Anyhow, Patti recently shared her views with a geeky reporter and here is the link to the piece.

Interracial Marriage Documentary Reveals Not Everyone is Cool with Interracial Marriage

Interracial Marriage Documentary Reveals Not Everyone is Cool with Interracial Marriage

Well there’s a shocker if ever there was one: not everyone is cool with interracial marriage. There’s hypocrisy on all sides.

Of course, we all know this is a sad fact, but those living in ivory towers or isolated from diversity may not be aware that interracial marriage still attracts shock, confusion, and even anger.

Here’s a link to the NewsOne piece about Bianca and Michael Alexander, of Conscious Planet Media, and their new documentary. Let us know what you think of it and the videos in the link.

And below is a brief video of the couple (apparently) in action.

 

Interracial Marriage on the Slide

According to this piece, interracial marriage continues to decline.

Are you surprised? In a culture where it’s still largely forbidden and frowned upon to marry someone who does not resemble an immediate family member, interracial marriage is not acceptable. It’s okay to date (because you might break up and there’s no legal committment), but marriage is a no-no, still.

It takes courage to marry someone others disapprove of, and most people break under the pressure; and that’s why interracial marriage is on the decline, although interracial dating is fine.

The question to me is, is this piece linked to above accurate?

Happy Loving Day!

Happy Loving Day! (Photo credit: celestehodges)