Black and White Relationships
Posted by Jack Stephens on March 19, 2007
On the blog Rachel’s Tavern the author states:
My research is most concerned with how contemporary racism also called colorblind racism or laissez faire racism affects family approval of interracial relationships. However, we cannot understand how contemporary racism works without acknowledging the extent to which racism is interconnected with other forms of oppression. Multiracial feminist theorist Patricia Hill Collins refers to these complex connections as the matrix of domination. After interviewing couples it is evident that opposition to interracial marriage is not just about racism. The issues of gender and controlling Black women’s, White women’s, and Black men’s sexuality is ever present in the discourses that families use to oppose interracial relationships.