The night my boyfriend Rajan took me home to meet his mother, I felt "white" for the first time in my life. Obviously, I'd been aware of my my own skin color long before we started dating, but until that night in March, I'd never had a reason to use the word "Caucasian. When we made the trip from our college upstate to Queens, New York, we were confronted by the harsh winds of a cold front as we departed the bus and walked into the New York City subway. I'd never ridden the subway before.
The Good Life: Pioneering interracial couples in Minnesota share their experiences
‘They called her a n***er lover’: Ireland’s interracial couples
Interracial relationships are becoming more common, but are still relatively rare. Speaking to the couples themselves reveals that such unions face distinct challenges. Richard Bashir Otukoya has some bad relationship stories. Most of us have, but his are different. His voice quivers and cracks as he describes a doomed romance with a woman in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. He was a youthful black man who had moved to Ireland from Nigeria when he was nine. She was a native of a small town in Co Donegal.
Interracial couples: People stare and nudge each other
This June will mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Loving v. Even Minnesota, which never had anti-miscegenation laws, has presented its own challenges for couples who wanted nothing more than to make a life together. Here are several Minnesota couples who have shared their honest stories of loving and difference — and how things have or have not changed for them over the years. Lisa and Aaron Bonds. Before Aaron Bonds met his future wife Lisa, he knew all too well some of the difficulties for him that come along with dating, or even being friends with, white women.
Authorities say the men exchanged tense words before Travis Ricci rushed back to a home where other white supremacists were partying, grabbed a shotgun and returned in a sedan driven by an associate. Lawyers are now picking a jury to decide whether Ricci should be convicted of murder and sentenced to death in the attack, which prosecutors say was a hate crime. Opening statements are tentatively scheduled for June 6.