To paraphrase a saying in my family, "You're not just with the person, but their family, their history, and their culture." There was a lot for both of us to learn.
Photo: Getty Images/BFAChoosing to love and partner with someone from another race doesn't mean that you're colorblind; it means that you loved in spite of color.
Kim, the mother of a black daughter, has to be aware that the pose that "broke the Internet" harkens back to the exploitation of Saartjie Baartman.
That also means we get to explore more of her past through flashbacks — as well as an animation sequence, which delves into the historical context of interracial dating.
Ross, who is mixed-race like her character, says she was thrilled by the opportunity to dive into Bow’s backstory, as well as explore a complex issue thoughtfully as the show done so well in the past.
A., San Francisco, and New York City (where a large number of people are mixed or mixing), I could've, perhaps, easily overlooked the fact that across America, interracial marriages are still relatively radical.
It's true that interracial marriages are increasingly common; according to the same 2010 Census, an estimated 10 percent of all American marriages are interracial and 15 percent of new marriages occurring in 2010 were.
I found out when I got the script the night before the table read.
That’s the way it works on “Black-ish.” We do 24 episodes, so it’s a lot on our writers. So by the time you get a script and have time to read it, it is often the night before the table read. I knew they were going to do a story about Bow’s biracialness.There’s good news coming on ABC’s “Black-ish”: Junior’s finally getting a girlfriend.But there’s a catch: She’s white — and his mother, Bow, played by Tracee Ellis Ross, isn’t quite sure how she feels about it.Which is why I have a problem with the images presented by Nicki Minaj, Khloé Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian West over the past few weeks.Having a rumored Jewish boyfriend doesn't give Nicki a pass to release a music video rampant with Nazi imagery and fail to consider how and why those images are hurtful to Jewish people who lost families, property, and homelands because of the power and hate represented in them.I am a descendant of American slaves that had literally been in the country since before it became one; my ex had just become a citizen a year before we got together.