Print Send Add Share. Notes Abstract: My work is about the first two generations of Chinese and Japanese Americans who married whites in the U. West between and It was a time when interracial marriage was illegal in most of the states.
Overcoming Difficulties in Japanese American Interracial Marriages and Families
Interracial Marriages among Asian Americans in the U.S. West,
My dad wore lightly flared pants and had sideburns that almost reached his jaw. Peter, Paul and Mary music played at their ceremony, and at the reception afterward they drank sherbet punch alongside friends and family members dressed in plaid and platform shoes. It was a fairly ordinary American wedding in , save for one distinction: the bride was white, and the groom was Asian. My dad, a third-generation Japanese-American from Los Angeles, and my mom, from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, had met in Michigan, in , while he was in the Air Force and she was in college studying nursing. They eventually settled in Texas, where they raised my three siblings and me. Just a few years earlier, their marriage may not have been legal in the state where they wed, Virginia.
A celebration of interracial marriages
To enjoy our content, please include The Japan Times on your ad-blocker's list of approved sites. Brenda Richardson is an award-winning African-American writer and partner in a year marriage to a Swedish-American Episcopalian priest. She set out nearly a decade ago to interview couples like herself, and document the worldwide shift toward mixed marriages. Fifty-five people were interviewed here to cover every conceivable combination of inter ethnic, interfaith and interracial relationships, from Scottish and Native-American, African-American and Japanese, to Mexican and white Anglo-Saxon.
LAWRENCE — Interracial marriage is not the single best way to measure levels of assimilation for immigrants and their descendants, based on a University of Kansas researcher's new study on Asian-American interethnic marriages. Since the s among Asian-Americans, interracial marriages have been on the decline while Asian interethnic marriages among members with heritage of a different Asian nation have been on the rise. Chong, associate professor of sociology, who conducted interviews from to with 15 interethnically married couples and eight Asian-American individuals in long-term relationships.