After a busy day of revealing exercises and emotional sessions to explore what's really at the heart of their anger, the women of the House of Healing retire indoors to relax before attending a mixer at the house with some surprise guests.
Gabriel said it's difficult to predict how these couples and their multiracial children may shape the socio-cultural and political landscape in the future.
But he said people who are married to someone of a different race tend to be more progressive in their politics and more empathetic overall.
Among Asian Americans, it's the opposite: more than a third (36 percent) of newly married Asian women had spouses of a different race or ethnicity compared to 21 percent of newly married Asian men. There has been a dramatic decline in intermarriage among Asian newlyweds 25 and older who have a high school education or less, from 36 percent to 26 percent during the years from 1980 to 2015.
While white newlyweds have seen a surge of intermarriage, with rates rising from 4 to 11 percent, they are the least likely of all major racial or ethnic groups to intermarry.
Michael says his artistry and music have caused black women in his family and neighborhood to think that he's "weird." And Koro says his "God-fearing" ways have been a turnoff for black women he's come across.
After hearing the men's experiences (and, as the above clip shows, challenging some of their notions), Iyanla thanks them for coming to the House of Healing.
But other couples say their union was startling to those in their circles, at least when they first got together.
Toni Callas met her future husband Peter in the early 1990s when they were both working at The Times of Trenton, in Central New Jersey. When they met each others' families, their parents were surprised by their relationship; Toni is African American and Peter was third-generation Greek American; he died in 2014."Neither of us ever brought home anyone outside our race," Callas said.
Michael, 46-Year-Old Musician "Before [black women] even knew me, they said, 'How many kids you got? ' Dating outside my race, I haven't had no issues like that at all." Koro, 33-Year-Old Teacher "I've been practicing abstinence for three years—three years with no sex.
I'm looking for someone that can respect my views on this, someone that can love me for me." Bo, 28-Year-Old Business Owner "I don't date black women now because of past experiences.
The largest share of intermarried couples — 42 percent — include one Latino and one white spouse, though that number has declined from 1980, when 56 percent of all intermarried couples included one white and one Hispanic person.