Interracial Marriages - is society really ok with it | Documentary Idea
I am the product of an African American, Irish, Spanish, English and American Indian father and a Caucasian Italian Mother. I am married to a Caucasian( French and Swedish) husband and have 2 children. Both of my children look completely Caucasian having no African American features.
My husband is White Anglo Saxon Protestant and is a member of a United Methodist Church in the south. We live in a predominately white upper middle class neighborhood and attend a church which is ultra rich and conservative. The pastor preaches weekly about loving each other and the church even has a black sister church. However, my children are excluded by others once they realize that I am their mother. This also happens in the community at large.
I know there are other couples out there like me and my husband who's children can more than pass for another race. I want to show the impact this has on children and the adults. This documentary might expel some myths about mixed race children and educate society about how genetics play a role in our appearance despite what we " racially " are.
I really want to ( take the hat off so to speak) and expose how people feel about race mixing as I have seen people embrace black couples ( not at the church per say - but in our neighborhood, but not embrace mixed race families.
As a twist, I would like to challenge people who are against the idea of race mixing to submit to a DNA test to gain a better perspective of what their background and to show how unimportant race can essentially become.
I have had problems attaching pictures of my family to show how fair my children are and how dark I am and have been unsuccessful. If anyone is interested in this idea, please comment below with your contact information and I will forward you pictures as I hope to get more families similar to my own in appearance for this documentary.