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Interracial Relationships in Television

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Interracial relationships are on a rise in the United States.  Interracial married couples grew by 28 percent from 2000 to 2010, making 8.4 percent of all current U.S. marriages mixed-raced.

So, it’s no surprise that there has been an explosion of television shows featuring interracial couples.  However, mainstream television series that portray Black people in interracial relationships – with Black women in particular – appear to far outnumber programs depicting Black couples.

In 1975, “The Jefferson" was the first television series to garner attention to featuring the first African American/Caucasian marriage.  The series ran for 10-years.  Just recently, there has been a huge influx of television shows that promote interracial relationship – with its most popular and most controversial – ABC’s "Scandal".

On this episode of Hot Topics Talk Radio, we’re going to examine the rise of shows which promote interracial relationships, and the decrease of shows that depict Black relationships and marriages.  We are asking the question, “Is Black marriage going away in mainstream television?”  

Join us on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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