Sexualized Saturdays: Pairings Between Black Women & White Men and the Lack of Acceptance in Fandom

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Interracial marriages have been legal in the United States since 1967. You would think that since then things would have gotten better for interracial couples, but sadly that doesn’t seem to be the case. Just this past September Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts was arrested after a police officer suspected her of being a prostitute when he saw her kissing her white boyfriend. It still seems that many people have an aversion to interracial couples, and sadly that affects the representation we get in the media. In the world of geekdom it is hard enough to get a person of color in a TV show or movie, let alone see them in an interracial relationship. For the purposes of this post I will mostly be focusing on interracial relationships between Black women and white men. So let’s take a look at some of the interracial couples we do see in geek culture…

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3 thoughts on “Sexualized Saturdays: Pairings Between Black Women & White Men and the Lack of Acceptance in Fandom

    1. And you win again because I don’t find anything wrong with those pairings either. I was surprised by the pairing of Uhura and Spock but it so didn’t upset me. I thought to myself, “Wow! They’re goning to go there? Alright, I can roll with this”.
      And I did.

      I wasn’t so sure about the Braeden thing but that’s becasue I didn’t really know who she was or where she came from. I missed a lot of the first season so I thoguht she just came out of nowhere to hook up with Derek. I’ve never been a Sterek fan. I just don’t see it. I can set Stiles and Scott but not that one.

      I like Abbie and Ichabod except for that pesky married thing. Removal of Katrina would blow that ‘ship wide open for me, after a suitable mourning period.

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      1. barb

        “I like Abbie and Ichabod except for that pesky married thing. Removal of Katrina would blow that ‘ship wide open for me, after a suitable mourning period.”

        I wouldn’t even need a mourning period!

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