Category: interracial marriage

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Dirt in Lillian E. Smith’s “Strange Fruit”

Lillian E. Smith’s Strange Fruit (1944) has been on my shelf for a few years now. Right now, it sits back in the United States, untouched and locked away in a box in a storage room. When I purchased it, at a book sale, it was one of those books that I had heard about and that looked relevant to my research. I bought … Read More Dirt in Lillian E. Smith’s “Strange Fruit”

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Interracial Intimacy in Ernest Gaines’ “Bloodline”

As I read Ernest Gaines’ “Bloodline” recently, the interactions between ‘Malia and Frank Laurent stood out. The story, essentially, centers around Copper, the son of Frank’s brother Walter who raped Copper’s mother. Copper has returned to the Laurent plantation to claim what is his, by birth. Essentially, he arrives to overthrow the system that denies him an existence due to the fact that his … Read More Interracial Intimacy in Ernest Gaines’ “Bloodline”

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The Avengers and Interracial Intimacy: Part 2

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  Last post, I started talking about the relationship between Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) and the Vision as a metaphor for interracial intimacy during the early 1970s, only five years removed from the Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia. Today, I want to finish up … Read More The Avengers and Interracial Intimacy: Part 2

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Interracial Intimacy and “A Little Stranger!”

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  Over the past year, I have written about Al Feldstein and Wallace Wood’s EC Comics’ stories, specifically their realistic “preachies” that sought to counter racism and prejudice. Within these stories, they tackle interracial intimacy and the unfounded fears surrounding the hate some feel at these … Read More Interracial Intimacy and “A Little Stranger!”

Interracial Relationships and Children in "Of Love and Dust"

Richard Perry Loving and Mildred Jeter Loving If Sydney Bonbon found Marcus and Louise engaged in sexual activity, Aunt Margaret thought about what she would tell the Cajun overseer on Hebert Plantation. She knows that she would not be scared; instead, she would stand her ground and tell him, “I was doing it for your child [Tite]. If you want kill me for protecting … Read More Interracial Relationships and Children in "Of Love and Dust"