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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The fact that three of the couples discussed her are interracial simply isn’t enough progress for 2018., "TV Has Made Major Strides With Gay Dads — Except For This Big Problem," 14 June 2018 Is this a depiction of an interracial relationship? The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Bert and Ernie, Political Puppets," 19 Sep. 2018 The nation's capital was still a severely segregated city, and Kennedy feared that a picture of the interracial couple might be leaked to newspapers and cause anxiety for his Southern supporters. Wil Haygood, Town & Country, "The Best (and Worst) White House Parties of All Time," 1 Jan. 2013 Her grandma was The Jeffersons star Roxie Roker, who played half of one of television's first interracial couples. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Zoë Kravitz Recreates Her Mom Lisa Bonet's Nude Rolling Stone Photo," 29 Oct. 2018 All of a sudden, the best TV shows are filled with young women exploring their bisexuality later in life, often in interracial relationships. Ariana Romero,, "Why Summer TV Needs The Bold Type's Kadena," 3 July 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce interracial (audio) \

Kids Definition of interracial

: of or involving members of different races interracial harmony

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