Do I get a gold star for creating the possibility of bringing biracial children into the world?
I believe with my whole heart that race and ethnicity are a good gift from our generous God—and that includes races, not just those that are the minority.
Suggestions about material to cover, particularly from first hand memoirs or contemporary records, are always welcome.
Posting a picture of your differently hued boo might get you a lot of likes on Facebook, and walking hand-in-hand down the street flaunting your IRR to the world might seem like a contribution to change, but your relationship in and of itself does nothing to dismantle racist structures and systems.Actually seeing reconciliation and change in broken spaces takes an active pursuit of justice, truth, and righteousness in areas of discrimination, racism, and inequality.So I am always happy to signpost to places where people can learn more.Quite a few people have left encouraging comments but I am equally open to feedback of just about any kind – although as a general guide I have yet to approve any comment that has been signed off “Heil Hitler” or similar. You’ve found someone you want to date who wants to date you back! Actually, you don’t get bonus points for being in an interracial relationship (IRR).
They’re cute, funny, and sincere with similar interests and values. But for all the praise and comments my husband Vaughan and I have received throughout our relationship (he’s Black, and I’m a Korean American adoptee) about our future adorable biracial babies and how cool and progressive our relationship is, you would think we had achieved ultra-super-special dating status. Race is certainly a hot topic today, and it seems especially paramount to Millennials to prove how racist we are. I fully believe we are called to initiate, grow, and maintain healthy cross-cultural relationships, and that being part of the kingdom of God means experiencing more than just your little corner of it.
But from my experience and from stories of my peers, there is as much desire for racial justice and reconciliation as there is unhelpful idolizing and fetishizing of interracial relationships and biracial friends.
Below are four truths we need to understand about IRRs.
I am certainly no ‘expert’ on the War, this blog is a process of exploration and learning for me.
This is very much a generalist site covering as wide a perspective as possible.
But I also know that sin has twisted all good things, and that even our good and godly intentions when dialoguing about race have a habit of missing the mark.