Photo Essay: The Few and Mighty: Interracial Political Families

Don’t let the de Blasios fool you: Interracial families in politics are rare. But here are a few we rounded up.

By: Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
Posted: Nov. 7 2013 3:10 PM

They say all is fair in love and politics—well, that’s not the exact phrase, but the emergence of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, on the political scene, sheds light on the beauty of the human heart to find its true counterpart, regardless of race or political affiliation.

The Root rounded up a list of politicians who are in interracial relationships and some who have had members of other races and ethnicities become a member of their immediate family. They are few and far between, so if you blink, you might miss them.