Interracial dating taboo
But it’s the full-on love affair (sex scenes included) that deserves a closer look, most notably for the fact that race isn’t mentioned once in the movie–Nicky and Jess’s romance is colorblind.“The Hollywood portrayal of interracial relationships is so rare and when it does happen it’s usually in such a minor way or there is some negative consequence,” Ramoutar says.
“Film is a form of cultural transmission–what we consider to be beautiful, what we consider to be successful, those are all things that are transmitted through film and we’re transmitting that message to the next generation of people.”And what’s being passed down from the screen to society can be more damaging than you think.
Smith charms his way through another semi-complicated role and Robbie manages to give some semblance of depth to the “hot, blonde” archetype.
Among them: the stigma left over from the days of slavery; fear of backlash from family members; concern for biracial children; and the sense that they may appear self-hating because they have chosen a partner who is not of their race.
Some readers have been critical, such as the man who contacted Folan to say, "My problem is, just because you cannot handle a strong black man, why are you trying to sell your choice so hard to other people?
), why do we still have a 1950’s mindset about love and attraction?
I went online to research what people had to say about interracial dating.