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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

22 TV Shows Promoting Interracial Relationships

Interracial relationships are on a rise in the United States. Married couples who identified their marriage as interracial grew by 28 percent from 2000 to 2010, making 8.4 percent of all current U.S. marriages mixed-raced. In addition, 18 percent of heterosexual unmarried couples identify themselves as interracial. Blacks who married outside their race increased in share from 15.5 percent to 17.1 percent.

Some might say that art imitates life, so it’s no surprise that there has been an explosion of television shows featuring interracial couples. However, the mainstream television series that portray Black people in interracial relationships – with Black women in particular – appear to far outnumber programs depicting Black couples.

Take a look at 22 of these shows that present Black actors in interracial relationships; some have been canceled, but many are still on the air.

Is it a fair representation of today’s reality or is it being hyped up by mainstream media?

 

 olivia pope bounces between jake ballard and president fitzgerald grantOlivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is torn between President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and  Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) in ABC’s “Scandal.”

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Comments

  1. Monique Washington says:

    Who cares?

  2. More like 22 shows that promote miscegenation.

  3. While the news article's percentages of real life relationships appear to deal with people who view themselves in established and openly recognized relationships, the TV series mentioned (many of which have not been on air for several years) do not. They are mainly secret liaisons,brief hookups, or simply pairings in the old Lethal Weapon manner but with different sexes. In one situation, the female who is black was killed off the episode after we (and they) express their affection. That being said, I'm a fan of almost all of the show, but because they are crafted well and have intriguing storylines. Color did not color my opinion, pun intended. :)

  4. Silky Fritz Bastian says:

    ~ Masters Of Deception; molding and conditioning the desires of black folks. Must keep black folks confused, divided and desiring to be at one with their White Masters.

    The message conveyed is; “It’s okay to love your White Masters.” The deception swings both ways!

    These media programs are designed to perpetuate the worship of whites as a superior race! The delusion is; “once you go white; you are free!” Loving white folks makes you free!

    These are merely the example of America's 2013 Free Slaves!

  5. Wow…I had no idea. But, then again, I enjoy reading much more.

  6. these are not interracial relationships….it just white men sleeping with black women? Cmon now….

  7. More important things goin on, stop watching so much Damn tv

  8. It is promoted in a "certain" manner and encouraged in a "certain" manner. Only 22?

  9. If this article was featuring black men in interraical relationships no black man would have anything pro black or negative to say i'm sure. This is definitely media propaganda. Anytime they feature blacks in a interracial union it is always with whites. White birth rates are decreasing and they are trying to increase their numbers and decrease black birth rates to dominate the population and to maintain their superiority. Interrracial relationships are not happening as nearly as much as they would like us to believe. I mean go to any black public school and you will see the reality. It's interesting how they are mainstreaming interracial mixing on B.E.T and in hiphop videos, cartoons, and tv commercials. This is (promotion) that's not based on reality. They are deliberately advertising this to black children and they are not in relationships. It is another form of white media racism black people should boycott.

  10. Also promoting adulterous!

  11. The majority of your comments are correct. The majority of Black men always have something to say one way or the other, plenty of post dealing on this topic "Both" ways. The under tone and over-tone of sistahs with W/men is pushed in a different manner "successful", "Free" "independent" notice the sistah is always beautiful..ALWAYS..the other way around, brother is a type of stud in need of direction, lacking, has stereotypical mannerisms..shucking and dancing or cracking jokes.."Both" ways push the same idealism, however today many sistahs don't can't or refuse to see the big picture..I'm glad you do!

  12. My issue is that the relationships are rarely shown as healthy and socially acceptable. I am in an interracial marriage that does not involve beinig torn between two lovers or doing anything on the down low. The concepts used to sell the interracial relationships are used in a way that makes the situation taboo. Yes, that can be "hot and sexy" but these relationships need to be portrayed as healthy and normal.

  13. <3 <3 <3….tv finally beginning to represent real life. Married couples, dating couples, couples who fall in love for the first time in their lives, or step outside of loveless marriages…life in 2014. We are here, people….whether y'all like it or approve…we are here, and we ain't going nowhere. ^_^

  14. Lenise Mobley-El says:

    Scandals does not promote interracial dating its just shows a married white man satisfying his desires of a black woman & she knowing she deserves better allows herself to be used & misguided.Promotes that itsits okay to be a mistress of the W/man I never watched it & dont intend to fa ll in that trap!!!!

  15. the way of the world today. she can have any man, any race, rich or poor. I just don't like the way they are using her in the show. but I really like the show. next she'll be sleeping with the black guy!
    wow, what a story line.

  16. half these shows aint on the air no more, and the black men with white women are beta males. so ask yourself a question, why would 6 white corporations who control all of tv who show us in every negative light anytime they get a chance with COPS and 48 hours show us in a positive multiracial light?

  17. Shiree McCarver says:

    Article is misleading. I assume they were active shows featuring Interracial relationships. The majority of these shows have ended their run and or have been cancelled by small minded people who rather preach racial equality yet preach separation of the cultures. The only way the world will truly be equally is when people can date and love any color of the spectrum and no one feel or think anything except what you would think if the couple was the same race.

  18. They forgot the tv show twisted. the main character was Indian and he was in love with a black woman.

  19. Yele Afi Batiatus says:

    This is the dumbest thing I've ever read. You do realize that Black + White does not equal white right?. Mixed kids rarely identify themselves as black in the first place. Infact most biracial people are seen as black so white people having babies with black people make more black people.

  20. Lea Adams says:

    How could you leave out Idrus Elba's "Luther," whose relationships (including marriage) have all been with white women? Why the absence of other "interracial" combos, pairing Black men and women with Asians or Hispanics? Black people shouldn't be judged for being in relationships with whites, unless they give up the culture that unites us, and raise their children as "bi-racial" kids with a white, 'default American', identity. In my experience, most Black women raise Black children, regardless of who their father is or how they look. Conversely, most white women raise children who ultimately identify as white people and marry whites.

  21. @Yele Afi Batiatus, umm excuse me sweetheart but biracial is not black that's a extremely ignorant comment. Only black people can produce black babies number one. Number two, biracial children identify with being mixed race because they have one white parent. Number three, we leave in a European dominated society and none of us truely have a identity outside of European culture. When a mixed race child is constantly being brainwashed to believe that black is inferior to white who do you think that mixed child will always side with even in a race war? Biracial people are not black at all. Also they are beginning to pare biracial people up with whites so are you stupid enough to believe that a biracial person can produce full blooded black babies with a white person?

  22. hi, for me it is not a gender issue, whether it is Jordan, Cuba or any black female, i see it as an act of self hatred. it is normal that mixed couples will always be there but it seems black people go into them with the notion of 'going up' in life or runaway from the black community. i fully agree that they are promoting this new race. Runuko Rashidi stated that any people that wants to develop must marry their own kind or at least desire to marry their own kind!, love your passion, stay black 'n strong!
    !

  23. Of course the Jew media does this intentionaly

  24. Jerry Crowe says:

    How does a white woman having a black man's children help the numbers of the white race? Do you consider the president white?

  25. Mia Douglas unless the law has been changed by law they are black

  26. What about Grey 's Anatomy couples like Jackson Avery and April Kepner?

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