Archive for July 2016

Sen. John McCain Is Conservative But Not Racist

Say what you will about the political views of U.S. Senator John McCain, (Arizona), and the 2008 Republican candidate for U.S. President who ran against Barack Obama, but he is not racist. The evidence for this can be demonstrated through a few of his actions. First, in 1991, his wife, Cindy and he adopted a... Read more »

A Thank You Letter to Four White Chicago Police Officers from a Black Mother

This is an overdue thank-you note to a white Chicago police officer and his three partners, whose names I don’t know. I do know, however, that they represent the best on the Chicago police force, and with public scrutiny focused on the police, perhaps this long overdue thank-you is being written at the right time... Read more »

The Only Religion That Encourages Interracial Marriage

Historically, some religious doctrines opposed interracial marriages, but one notable exception is the Baha’i faith. Introduced in the United States in 1893, this Middle Eastern religion promotes interracial marriage as a prerequisite to achieving world peace. There is only one Baha’i temple per continent; in the United States the Baha’i temple is located in Wilmette,... Read more »

Marriage and Millennials

My oldest son told me last week that he is getting ready to attend weddings of two close friends from his college years. I was not surprised to learn about these impending nuptials, but noted that in one case, his African American male friend is marrying an Asian woman. The second friend, a white woman,... Read more »

Reasons for Divorce

When an interracially married couple divorces, one may wonder if racial issues impacted the marriage. Marriages in which the husband is African American and the wife is white are twice as likely to divorce as a white/white marriage, while marriages in which the husband is white and the wife is African American are nearly 50%... Read more »