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Rescue Me's Diane Farr on the way TV often portrays interracial couples: "I think it's insulting."

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Months ago, when I was looking over some of the TV comedies planned for the early half of 2011, an interesting trend emerged.

Interracial couples were often in the core cast, as best friends, secondary characters or parts of a sprawling ensemble.

And they hardly ever talked about race.

Which was interesting to me, as a black man who has been married to a white woman for nearly 20 years. For us, race issues often popped up in odd ways. My wife's hometown was a notoriously racist area; when we first started dating, I was afraid to leave her house sometimes. (Now it's seen an influx of migrant workers and attitudes seem more relaxed). When we first moved here, a older woman saw my wife with our son and refused to believe she could be his mother.

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