Interracial love on TV is the new normal

Despite some bigoted viewer backlash, interracial families and couples on TV are more prominent than ever.

By: Leah Pickett

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One of the hottest TV romances to enrapture audiences over the past year has been the steamy liaison between a fictional President and his former Communications Director, played by Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington, respectively, on the ABC smash hit Scandal. However, the “scandalous” aspect of their affair has been mostly focused on their clashing levels of political power (and the fact that the President is cheating on his First Lady), not the outdated, potentially hamfisted conundrum of a white man dating a black woman.

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