Color-Blind Love

Once considered taboo, interracial marriages are now on the rise--even in some unexpected places

To say Chip Edgeworth's father was unhappy about his son's marriage would be an understatement. Chip, who is white, says that when his dad learned he had fallen in love with a black co-worker named Yvette, the elder Edgeworth threw his son out of the house the family owned in Birmingham, Ala., and refused to speak to him. The reaction didn't surprise Chip. "I was raised so I couldn't stand the sight of black people," he confesses. "I was the biggest racist you ever saw." But then he met and fell in love with Yvette, a divorce with three children. "She...

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