"The American public seems more willing to accept (or ignore) seeing a Black woman with a White man than a Black man with a White woman," Perkins writes, arguing that because Americans have long-displayed a "fear of Black male sexuality," our culture has evolved to the point where "Black women dating White men has been promoted as panacea for all the alleged problems Black women face when it comes to dating." Perkins uses a few examples in advertising (a new Swiffer commercial featuring a White man who is disabled and his Black wife) and TV (Scandal) to illustrate her point that White men with Black women are more easily accepted by our society – an argument brought up on Gawker's original post about the negative reaction to the Cheerios ad.
But the one thing Perkins doesn't discuss here is the role children play in the Cheerios commercials and how important they are in considering the "threat" of interracial relationships.
Black women looking to date interracially are up for some stiff competition.
In order to evade Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act, the pair had traveled to Washington, D. In 1963, they approached the American Civil Liberties Union to fight their case in court.
After an extensive legal battle, the Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in June of 1967.
The notion of Black incompatibility in these three examples is subliminally magnified because all these relationships are juxtaposed with each character having volatile relationships with Black men.
On , outside of her employees or passing flings, Olivia’s most substantial relationship with a Black man is with her father, Eli—the murderous head of spy outfit B613.