Interracial Marriage and Family is profiling large families with (six or more children). Surprisingly, there are quite a few of them. Our third family in the series is the Torres family. Salvador Torres was born in Mexico. His wife Drina is African-American. Drina Torres shares her story. Drina and Salvador met in school and hit it off.
Aquita shares her story: When Lucas and I first met he didn’t speak English and I didn’t speak Spanish. We learned to communicate with each other within about six months. On our first date we went to dinner and smiled the whole entire time as that’s all we could do. As time went on we started using the translation service app and finally learned communicate.
Half and Halves, tells the story of Punjabi-Mexican intermarriages in California at the start of the 20th century.
California has long been a land of possibility. From the Gold Rush to the promise of fertile farmland, people from all over the world have flocked here for the chance at a new life. That has created some unexpected immigrant communities. One of those happened in the state’s Central and Imperial Valleys. In the early 20th century, Punjabi men came to the area, by way of Canada, to plant fruit trees, hoping to make their fortune in peaches and plums.