The 21st Show

Relationships In Black And White


The U.S. is undoubtedly becoming more diverse, both racially and ethnically. However, despite that, as we look at our close friend groups and relationships, we may find that we share the same race as those around us. A survey done by Pew Research Center shows that many adults believe that interracial marriage can be good for American society but also shows that people who were Black believed that marrying someone outside of your race was generally a bad thing twice as much as people who were white. To talk about the complexities that can come with being Black and in an interracial relationship, we talked to two essayists for the New York Times' Modern Love column. 


Lilian Oben

Actor and writer based in New York City

Kimberly McLarin

Professor of Creative Writing and Graduate Program Director of the MFA in Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing at Emerson College | Author of Womanish: A Grown Black Woman Speaks of Love and Life



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