Black and White Biracial Marriage in the United States

Marlon C. Robinson
  • The Family Journal, May 2017, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1066480717711117

What is it about?

This article is about marital quality in Black and White interracial unions. Additionally, this article discusses some of the unique stressors to Black and White interracial couples when compared to same race couples.

Why is it important?

Individuals marrying across racial lines should be aware of the unique challenges that biracial couples experience. They need to know how these challenges may affect their relationship and what they can do to help buffer themselves against these challenges. Additionally, those working with couples should understand the challenges biracial couples experience and how to help these couples navigate the challenges.


Marlon Robinson

The rate among individuals marrying across race have been steadily on the rise. With the current trend, the possibility exists that interracial union might become the predominant union in the future. While the rate of biracial coupling is steadily increasing, these couples may be vulnerable to some of the unique challenges confronting biracial partnerships.

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