Biden/Harris Win Also a Proud Moment for Interracial Families

Wow, just wow. After a roller-coaster ride of an election day week (and a very long four years), I have been savoring this moment of learning that Joe Biden has been officially projected as the next president of the United States. And Kamala Harris will make history in the vice presidency as the first woman, the first woman of color, and the first child of immigrants to take office at that level.

But it feels a little sweeter knowing that, a little over 50 years since Loving v Virginia made interracial marriage legal across the US, we’re also going to see a woman who is part of an interracial couple and family in the office of the vice presidency. Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, a black and South Asian woman, is married to Douglas Emhoff, a white man. It sends a powerful message to people across the country, if not the world, to have that kind of diversity reflected in the second-highest office in the US. I’d like to imagine that the Lovings are smiling down from heaven at this groundbreaking moment.

Four years ago, I braced for what a Trump presidency would portend for interracial couples (and found the results more chilling and cruel than I ever imagined). It’s been a long road, and this year’s election will not magically undo all the damage. But it’s an inspirational start, one which I will celebrate with smiles, laughter and maybe a little dancing to Mary J. Blige’s “Work That”. 😉

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8 Replies to “Biden/Harris Win Also a Proud Moment for Interracial Families”

  1. Fitting that you’d have a post on interracial marriage on our wedding anniversary 😛

    Yes, everyone (with half a brain) is thrilled here in the U.S. However, knowing that there are over 70M voters who have a level of hate and blindness to truth and decency unthought of, really tempers this. I have family members that are completely off the rails here. I mean, the ‘rails’ are in Beijing and they are in Guangzhou…THAT far off! There hasn’t been (much) violence in the streets, and the police have pretty much ignored any that there has been, as long as the offenders were pro-Drumpf. That said, you know that He hasn’t conceded, and many high-ranking officials haven’t accepted the results yet. We’re not out of the woods yet…

  2. I watch and follow hundreds of amwf couples on Youtube. They are based all over the world. Unsurprisingly, there are very few based in the U.S. I really wonder how the trump presidency may have continued to keep those numbers low. A lot of hate going around.

    1. In conclusion, you should refrain yourself from making such comments. You must be Mr. Know it all. I have lived in China. I have friends from Xinjiang. I have friends who have been to jail in China and you have no clue what is going on in China. Best to be quiet and stop posting inaccurate facts. The entire world knows what China does to the Uygur but you don’t.

      1. What exactly do you think the entire world knows about the Uyghurs in China? China says, officially, that Uyghurs in Xinjiang have been placed in training facilities as part of a deradicalisaton program in contradiction to the Western narrative that Uyghurs have been sent to concentration camps. Concentration camps, by the way, are a Western specialty pioneered by the US to deal with the Native Americans, and people in these camps usually don’t get released as the Uyghurs in Xinjiang do.

        The fact is that China has a problem with Islamic terrorism, which, in an act of blatant hypocrisy and spitefulness, the US is now encouraging by its recent decision to remove the ETIM from its State Department list of terrorist organisations. Say what you will about China’s methods for dealing with Islamic terrorists but at least it is not raining bombs on Muslims around the world.

  3. Not that I owe you any explanation, but I AM aware of everything you mentioned, my wife is Chinese, and what you first mentioned has nothing to do with the things happening to the Uygur people. There are horrible things going on in China, just as there are horrible things going on in the U.S., and in much of the world. It is the human condition. We also have crazy fanatics here in the U.S., of the same level with F.G. If you read this website and what has happened with Jocelyn and Jun in the U.S., you’d have less of an interest in our now-deposed dictator and the 70 million+ people who want to keep people such as the Chinese down. The only reason F.G. supports Drumpf is that he is antagonistic to China and Xi. Believe me, Drumpf hates everyone, and would have no more love for the Uygurs or for you if they didn’t bow before his feet. I’m sorry about your friends there; I know how it goes, as some of my wife’s family spent a lot of time in jail, thanks to Bo Xilai’s terror. We’d urge you to spend more time on real terrors, and less on F.G. They are a cult that just makes everything worse in an already bad situation. These are my own beliefs and feelings, and they are not state-sponsored.

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