LOVING DAY BLOG HOP
INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND POP CULTURE
My topic for the blog hop was ‘Interracial Relationships and Pop culture.’ Let’s start with a little bit of history…
Interracial relationships occur when two people of different races are in a relationship. This is a form of exogamy, when someone enters a relationship outside of their social group. Years ago, anti-miscegenation laws forced racial segregation and intimate relationships between two people of different races were illegal. In 1967 this law was abolished in the United States, after the second World War other nations repealed the anti-miscegenation laws. In recent times there have been an escalating number of interracial relationships, showing how far people have come. There are close to two million interracial marriages in the United States and the United Kingdom.
A great number of authors have fallen in love with the interracial genre. The African American genre has yet to see the large presence that the Caucasians have, in TV, movies and books. An example is the Bachelor and Bachelorette series has been accused of being an all white program. They have yet to have a Bachelor/ette that isn’t white.
RACIALICIOUS is the new term to describe the intersection of race and pop culture. This is according to the website RACIALICIOUS that focuses on Race, Culture and Identity in the Color-struck world.The pop culture especially when it comes to visual media, TV and movies has a large impact on the opinions that their audiences have. People’s opinions on race are at times a reflection on what we see on the media. In recent movies and TV shows and movies interracial relationships have become popular, Joyful Noise, Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. Celebrities such as Robin Thicke and Paula Patton, Khloe and Lamar Odom and Kim and Kanye, Rutina Wesley and James Fishel are examples of interracial romance taking over the world of entertainment.
The purpose of the Loving Day blog hop is to promote the interracial romance genre and the authors, in the literary world. As an author I mostly write interracial love stories. In my book SHADES OF SPRING 1964; LETTERS TO MY DAUGHTER I write about an interracial couple in both the modern time and in 1964 when the anti-miscegenation laws were in effect. It is about how similar and how different Robert and Kristen/ Taylor and Maxine’s lives are. It is available on Amazon.
On behalf of all the authors I would like to say thank you for being here with us today. Next in line is MYA, http://www.myasden.blogspot.com enjoy!!!
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