Was Opposition to Interracial Marriage Motivated by Christianity?

Was Opposition to Interracial Marriage Motivated by Christianity?

Good question!

In this brief article, the author posits that opposition to interracial marriage was (at least to some extent) motivated by Christian propaganda, citing the books Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America by Renee Romano and Tell the Church I Love my Wife: Race, Marriage and Law – An American History by Peter Wallenstein and Interracial Intimacy: The Regulation of Race and Romance by Rachel Moran; all of these sounding very interesting if you have time to disseminate them all equally.

Happy Loving Day!

Happy Loving Day! (Photo credit: celestehodges)

Time Magazine Covers Interracial Romance Novels

Time Magazine Covers Interracial Romance Novels

Time magazine, one of the great old stalwarts of publishing, (which I believe is now strictly online) has published an article on the prevalence and popularity (hence profitability) of steamy interracial romance novels.Don't hate the player, hate the game.

In the article, a black man is pictured smiling as a lusting blonde-haired, blue-eyed young woman is lunging toward him, pulling his jacket lapels. Good for him.

Are there steamy interracial romance novels out there for black women open-minded enough to consider interracial dating or eventual marriage? Or for that matter, Asian men who might be “down with the brown?” Or gay interracial steamy romance novels for that matter for our gay brothers and sisters out there?

At any rate, according to this piece, (and the articles below), interracial steamy romance novels (and yes, I do have to use all of words together every time) are catching on big time, so to us, that’s a positive sign.

Aïda

Aïda (Photo credit: xof). I see a future contestant on “The Face.”

What do you think? Is this a good thing (how could it be otherwise)? Do you read steamy interracial love/romance novels? Have you ever written one or are you writing one? Do you publish or self-publish them? Let us know!

Single and Living Fab: Jacque Reid talks with author of ‘Why All Black Women Should Marry Jewish Men’

Single and Living Fab: Jacque Reid talks with author of ‘Why All Black Women Should Marry Jewish Men’

Dr. Nazaree Hines-Starr is an interesting lady. Not only is she living an unconventional life, daring to date “outside her race,” marry a Jewish man, have a biracial child, but she’s got the fortitude to write a book on the topic and interview on her book and belief that all black women should simply date and marry Jewish men.

Congress of the Jewish Religious Organizations...

Congress of the Jewish Religious Organizations and Associations in Russia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Say what you will, but she’s entitled to her especially-informed opinion, and she’s certainly entitled to her joy.

 

Are Black women giving up on Black men?

Are black women giving up on black men?

Not from what I can see, or from the simple statistics that would seem to communicate an actual reverse trend: more black men are dating white women then they are black women. But anyway, here’s the link to an article by the folks at the New Pittsburgh Courier Online asking the question.

Black Woman Exhibitor At Push Expo, An Annual Exhibit Of Black Talent, Black Products And Black Education In Chicago, 10/1973

Interracial Couple Gets Hate Note on Valet Ticket

Racism is alive and kicking, even in the ATL.

Atlanta City emblem

Atlanta City emblem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And here’s proof of it, should we doubt.

In this lovely news story, an interracial couple daring to exist, got a racist note along with their car keys.

How nice for that special night out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQA-UGfwbP8