How Hollywood gets mixed-race relationships wrong | Film | The Guardian
Hollywood regularly portrays mixed-race relationships as unstable and Beyoncé's latest foray into the movies is the stupid, racist, sub-Fatal half of a mixed-race couple and the mother of a mixed-race child without making. A great kids movie is a beautiful and rare thing. Zootopia is smart in the way it approaches race relations, if unsophisticated and childish. . when it's articulated at breakneck speed throughout multiple eras of European. Their romances exposed tensions that still blight Britain today. Our first date was to an Asian cinema to see a love story. My children nearly all have multi- cultural marriages and we are very happy about that — one son.
Kureishi's biggest hit, the dramatisation of his novel The Buddha of Suburbiaowed much of its success to the thrill the chattering classes got from witnessing the banal phenomenon of a dishy Asian lad smoking dope and sleeping with a succession of posh white birds. British cinema has long been fixated with seeing the buttoned-up daughters of the upper classes deflowered by darkies, especially in soft-focus Merchant-Ivory movies set in exotic Indian locations, and very often by a delighted-looking Shashi Kapoorhappy to get away from Bollywood prudes and get his leg over on screen with Greta Scachi instead, as in the ludicrous film Heat and Dust.
British movie-makers have been less concerned about showing the realities of race and sex than they have been with expressing their own oddball sexual fantasies. Mainstream television in Britain is just as deranged.
Dirty Dev Alahan in Coronation Street is consistently tempted into misbehaviour by some saucy white girl just as he's settling into a serious relationship with an Asian woman.
And it's noteworthy that the most predatory of the four women in the BBC series Mistresses and in Channel 4's nursing drama No Angels is Asian the other three in each case being white — as if only the sluttiest of Asian women would ever fool around with white guys rather than settle down with a nice brown-skinned boy their parents chose for them.
Interracial relationships on the big and small screen are generally regarded as being unstable, subversive and the result of an uncontrollable and amoral libido.
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In the real world, interracial relationships are a humdrum but lovely fact of life. I, like all of my siblings and my friends — black, white and brown — have been in a mixed-race couple. And in every case, the differences in ethnicity didn't pose any problems but actually enriched the experience as we expanded one another's horizons and added more "colour" to our lives. When cinema and television finally treat interracial sex as an ordinary, ubiquitous and unthreatening occurrence, then we'll know the forces that took Obama to the White House have finally found fruition.
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How do Americans really feel about interracial couples?
More interracial relationships are also appearing in the media — on televisionin film and in advertising. These trends suggest that great strides have been made in the roughly 50 years since the Supreme Court struck down anti-miscegenation laws.
But as a psychologist who studies racial attitudesI suspected that attitudes toward interracial couples may not be as positive as they seem.
My previous work had provided some evidence of bias against interracial couples. But I wanted to know how widespread that bias really is. What does each race think? To answer this question, my collaborator James Rae and I recruited participants from throughout the U.
Psychologists typically differentiate between explicit biases — which are controlled and deliberate — and implicit biases, which are automatically activated and tend to be difficult to control.
But someone who reflexively thinks that interracial couples would be less responsible tenants or more likely to default on a loan would be showing evidence of implicit bias.
In this case, we assessed explicit biases by simply asking participants how they felt about same-race and interracial couples. In total, we recruited approximately 1, white people, over black people and over multiracial people to report their attitudes. We found that overall, white and black participants from across the U.
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In contrast, participants who identified as multiracial showed no evidence of bias against interracial couples on either measure. The figure below shows the results from the implicit association test. The lines indicate the average discrepancy in the length of time it took participants to associate interracial couples with positive words, when compared to associating same-race couples with positive words.
Notice that for multiracial participants, this average discrepancy overlaps with zero, which indicates a lack of bias.
Positive values indicate bias against interracial couples, while negative values indicate bias in favor of interracial couples.
Note that multiracial participants actually show a bias in favor of interracial couples. In the explicit bias test, black and white participants expressed a significant level of discomfort with interracial relationships.