Map of Interracial Marriages

map of white/Asian marriages

Where are interracial marriages most common? See where the US Census Bureau reports the highest rates of Asian/white unions, as well as marriages in with multiracial spouses.

Top Ten HapaMama Posts of 2011


As 2011 draws to a close, I’m reflecting back on a wonderful year with all of you. Thank you for helping to make this little corner of the Internet the space that it has grown to be. I thought it would be fun to look back at the most popular posts of the year

Beef Pho for the Soul

Beef Pho, aka - bowl of steaming goodness

As a second-generation Asian American, my relationship to my heritage feels tenuous sometimes. When I live in a neighborhood without a large Asian population, haven’t spoken Taiwanese or Mandarin on a regular basis in years, and then there’s the whole interracial marriage thing. As much as I might neglect my roots, some things are hardwired.

Will You Let Your Kids See ‘Karate’?

The Karate Kid promotional photo, Columbia Pictures

I was thinking the Karate Kid remake might be a fun movie to take my kids to see this weekend. A bit of Hollywood fluff to start off the summer —especially with one boy who’s already a yellow-stripe, and another one who’s been asking to try martial arts.