Taylor Durbin. In regards to race, this past year has been a nearly-unprecedented catalyst for conversation, especially when it comes to the roles that race plays in personal and romantic relationships. For every positive, empowering moment of progress, it also feels as though there's another tragic moment of loss or discrimination. The movie " Get Out " created many of those new conversations, leaving audiences in awe and opening new opportunities for black filmmakers and actors in horror movies. Despite its success, though, the film has been the subject of controversy when it comes to awards show season and largely-white film critics' interpretation of its genre.
9 things to know about interracial relationships
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Interracial relationships have taken place in America since colonial times, but couples in such romances continue to face problems and challenges. When slavery of blacks became institutionalized in the U. A major reason interracial relationships continue to carry stigma is their association with violence. The raping of African-American women by plantation owners and other powerful whites during this period have cast an ugly shadow on relationships between black women and white men. On the flip side, African American men who so much as looked at a white woman could be killed, and brutally so. Author Mildred D. Besides, for a black man to even look at a white woman was dangerous.
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We like to think we've come a long way in this country regarding accepting interracial relationships. And, for the most part, it is not as big of a deal as it once was. People are more accepting of interracial relationships than they were, say, 40 years ago.
Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course. Log in or Sign up. Surprising as this might be, this isn't an arrangement that's always been accepted. At one point, this was an extremely controversial topic in the United States and was even illegal. This perception has obviously changed over time, but some people still claim to feel 'stigmatized' for marrying outside of their race.