If you’re a Black man dating a white woman, you’re most likely aware that fighting in public — even though it’s something most couples do at least once — could leave you in a vulnerable position depending on the racist beliefs of bystanders, police, or even the girl you’re fighting with.
Black women dating white men are often warned to bring a charged phone, the name of a taxi service, and cash when visiting his family for the first time.
It’s a psychological horror movie that takes us into the mind of a Black man surrounded by liberal white folks, and the path to hell expertly paved with all of their faux-noble intentions.
Filmmaker Jordan Peele’s ability to convey the everyday fears Black people experience when surrounded by white folks, and use those emotions to fuel the tension of a horror plot, is a stunning victory.
The “sunken place” from the film — a place deep in the mind where one is unable to draw themselves out completely — is not located within the relationship with the white partner.
Having a white partner, or being attracted to a white person, doesn’t change most Black people’s history, or perception of their Blackness.Kelly and I have been dating for three and a half years, and we’ve known each other for seven. And it’s not because our hypothetical children could be a lighter shade of brown, or have green eyes, or whatever.Kelly doesn’t say racist things, and if he did, he couldn’t live in my house.(You know, just in case the introduction goes poorly.) We are a people of worst-case scenarios, 1) The Color-Struck One: You may know this person.
They’ve dedicated entire social media accounts to one facet of their lives, and that one facet is their interracial relationship.
When I talk about something racist happening, he doesn’t accuse me of being paranoid.