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The Colors of Love: Multiracial People in Interracial Relationships

Melinda A. Mills


In the United States, more than seven million people claim to be multiracial, or have racially mixed heritage, parentage, or ancestry. In The Colors of Love, Melinda A. Mills explores how multiracial people navigate their complex—and often misunderstood—identities in romantic relationships. Drawing on sixty interviews with multiracial people in interracial relationships, Mills explores how people define and assert their racial identities both on their own and with their partners. She shows us how similarities and differences in identity, skin color, and racial composition shape how multiracial ... More

Keywords: Race, Ethnicity, Family, African American, Latino, Asian American

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479802401
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479802401.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melinda A. Mills, author
Castleton University