Constant stares from people, questioning you very values, worth, and dedication to your own race.A handsome, fair-haired man waits expectantly outside a palatial mansion as a horse-drawn carriage pulls up the drive. " Shamiqua, she explains, does not have "wife potential." The problem: She's black.Even if your friends are of different races and ethnicities than you.Did that last statement just make you uncomfortable — perhaps even cause you to cringe a little?At that time, 24 states across the country had laws strictly prohibiting marriage between people of different races.Five weeks earlier, the longtime couple had learned Mildred was pregnant and decided to wed in defiance of the law. Upon their return to Virginia, they were arrested and found guilty, with the judge informing Mildred that “as long as you live you will be known as a felon.” The Lovings moved to the relative safety of Washington, but longed to return to their home state.They probably go down like this: “Oh my goodness they are going to have some cute babies” “Mmmmhmm he couldn’t handle a sista/brotha” Or a crowd favorite “he/she is bougie” No matter if you’ve been the victim, the culprit, or just a listening ear to the pandering of some bigot…WE’VE ALL HEARD IT BEFORE!Which is why I find it refreshing to look at some of the new series that have been released (paying special attention to Marvel/DC) and see them interracial relationships in a normative light.
Now insert some of the negative and stereotypical comments you’ve heard.
Some might say that art imitates life, so it’s no surprise that there has been an explosion of television shows featuring interracial couples.
However, the mainstream television series that portray Black people in interracial relationships – with Black women in particular – appear to far outnumber programs depicting Black couples.
ABC's "The Bachelor" has always been full of surprises, from who will get the final rose to what romantic hopeful will bawl the loudest after being rejected.
(Scott Collins)Perhaps the most surprising turn in the March 14 finale of "The Bachelor" was that that runner-up and self-proclaimed "Southern sweetheart" Joelle "Jo Jo" Fletcher would be the new star of "The Bachelorette," rather than half Filipina Caila Quinn, as had been expected.