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JUST DON'T MARRY ONE: Interracial Dating, Marriage, and Parenting
JUST DON'T MARRY ONE: Interracial Dating, Marriage, and Parenting
Edited by George A. Yancey and Sherelyn Whittum Yancey; Judson Press, 2002

In my chapter, "What About the Children? I Am One," I take on the common objection to interracial marriage that multiracial children are at a disadvantage because of their unique ethnic status.

Excerpt from Chapter Six:
"What About the Children? I am One"

A movement of multiracial consciousness has swelled as more people have spoken out, creating language that describes our experience and validates our existence. Ten years ago, I did not even know the term multiracial, at least not as a title for myself. Now I would say that the possibility of having multiracial children should not only not prevent people from tying the knot; it should be considered one of the greatest "pros" to marrying interracially.

There are some real challenges to being multiracial in this world, but there are also incomparable benefits and joys. In the end, it has turned out that my greatest difficulties have resulted in the deepest benefits: understanding, truth, character, compassion, awareness of what is real and what matters.


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