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Interracial Marriage in a Polarized America

Was Live | Fri, Aug 5, 2022

Guest Speakers:

  • Justin Gest, Associate Professor of Policy and Government, George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government
  • Allison Skinner Dorkenoo, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences & Social Psychology, University of Georgia
  • Sonia and Richard Kang, a multicultural-multiracial couple that, together, encapsulate African American, Latino and Korean origins and who have 4 multicultural children. Sonia is President of Multicultural Families of Southern California and owner of Mixed-Up Clothing, a children’s clothing business

Event Description

Interracial/intercultural marriages have been on the rise for years in the United States. According to PEW, about 17% of new marriages are interracial couples. Many of these unions produce children that are multiracial and multicultural.

With open racism on the rise and challenges to personal and privacy rights, what are the life realities for interracial couples and their mixed-race offspring? What does the research say about public opinion and hidden biases? And can these families themselves help defeat prejudice in the long term.

Experts and researchers discuss data and ideas on the subject, and a multiracial family shares about what it takes to make it and thrive in our increasingly polarized society.

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