in·​ter·​ra·​cial | \ ˌin-tər-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce interracial (audio) \

Definition of interracial

: of, involving, or designed for members of different races

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interracially \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈrā-​shə-​lē How to pronounce interracially (audio) \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web Robinson plainly intends the setup to be eerily poignant — where else might an interracial couple at the time have an extended conversation, uninterrupted, unafraid, and unjudged? Mark Athitakis, USA TODAY, "‘Jack’ review: Marilynne Robinson’s latest Gilead novel a star-crossed interracial romance," 27 Sep. 2020 As an interracial couple in 1950 that is in debt to one of the syndicates, Thurman and Dibrell's sense of security is beyond precarious. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "'Fargo' is back with a sprawling crime story that lets Chris Rock show his dramatic skills," 24 Sep. 2020 Her parents, Dibrell (Anji White) and Thurman (Andrew Bird), are an interracial couple. Darren Franich,, "Fargo season 4 has a lot of nothing to say about America: Review," 14 Sep. 2020 Della is a Black woman, and Robinson mercilessly lays out the humiliating, dangerous road facing interracial couples in that era of anti-miscegenation laws. Rebekah Denn, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘Jack’ proves Marilynne Robinson’s gift for delineating character," 1 Oct. 2020 In the summer of 1964, at the peak of the civil rights movement, an interracial, interfaith group of women came together to bridge the widening racial divide in Jackson, Mississippi. Elissaveta M. Brandon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Eleven Historic Places in America That Desperately Need Saving," 28 Sep. 2020 The resulting Twitter discourse surrounding interracial adoption—notably a tweet thread by Ibram X. Kendi, the celebrated professor and author of How to Be an Anti-Racist—fueled many columns and posts on the right. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Amy Coney Barrett Discourse Is a Trap," 28 Sep. 2020 Wilder has photos of her family posted all over her Instagram, and uses the social media platform to positively speak and give advice about interracial couples and family. Shacamree Gowdy, Houston Chronicle, "Texas mom, adoptive daughter kindly respond to strangers’ race comments in viral TikTok video," 22 Sep. 2020 This would also allow for the depiction of interracial relationships. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "New emojis are coming in 2021, including a heart on fire, a woman with a beard and over 200 mixed-skin-tone options for couples," 21 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of interracial

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interracial was in 1888

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20 Oct 2020

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“Interracial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of interracial

: involving people of different races


in·​ter·​ra·​cial | \ ˌin-tər-ˈrā-shəl How to pronounce interracial (audio) \

Kids Definition of interracial

: of or involving members of different races interracial harmony

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