in·ter·ra·cial | \ˌin-tər-ˈrā-shəl \

Definition of interracial 

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

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interracially \ˌin-tər-ˈrā-shə-lē \ adverb

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Families are a mix: white, black, Latino, interracial and intercontinental, some of whom speak French at home. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "At this MPS school, a mission of inclusion — and immersion in the French language — is vibrant after 40 years," 12 June 2018 Her brother, David Higginbottom, worried that his grandfather might have been murdered for having an interracial romance. Vanessa Gregory, New York Times, "A Lynching’s Long Shadow," 25 Apr. 2018 During a pre-Broadway run in Denver last year, Alladin received hate mail regarding his race and the on-stage interracial romance. USA TODAY, "Broadway gets 'Frozen': How a modern movie classic became a hot new musical," 18 Mar. 2018 This means that couples ––including interfaith couples or even interracial couples ––could experience discrimination in accessing a Knights of Columbus hall for a wedding reception, for example, Alana said. . Marilyn Icsman,, "'Pastor Protection Act' passed by the Ohio House," 29 June 2018 Marry Me’s protagonist Annie (Casey Wilson) was the daughter of a interracial gay male couple (Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows and Scandal’s Dan Bucatinksy)., "TV Has Made Major Strides With Gay Dads — Except For This Big Problem," 14 June 2018 Let’s hope that the World Cup will give us many love stories, interracial couples and children. New York Times, "Russia Wants to Play Nice With Foreigners. Just Not Too Nice.," 14 June 2018 Star Trek had to ditch its female first officer in order to air; William Shatner had to sabotage his shots to make sure the first on-screen interracial kiss didn't meet the same fate. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "What Brought Sense8 Back—and What Killed It in the First Place," 8 June 2018 Otherwise, how could Americans of conscience point out the interracial cooperation that grew from black players showing solidarity and leading a movement? Greg Moore, azcentral, "Moore: Thankfully, President Donald Trump called off Eagles visit to White House," 5 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of interracial

: involving people of different races


in·ter·ra·cial | \ˌin-tər-ˈrā-shəl \

Kids Definition of interracial

: of or involving members of different races interracial harmony

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