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It didn’t make much sense to me until Liam Neeson’s recent interview with that has since caused a commotion all over social media. I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody — I’m ashamed to say that — and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some [Neeson gestures air quotes with his fingers] ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know?
During the interview, he discussed a time in which real-life circumstances caused him to act out in a fit of rage and revenge reminiscent of his on-screen persona in Taken. So that I could,” another pause, “kill him.”These comments had many people raising an eyebrow because Neeson didn’t actually seem to be targeting the attacker.
Needless to say, the hardships of racial dynamics aren’t exclusive to black people who date white people.
A white person can have a Latinx partner and still say something offensive to a Spanish-speaking person who isn’t speaking perfect English.
This story made many people, including myself, start to question Neeson’s character.
Still, there were others who came to his defense, such as Michelle Rodriguez, his Widows co-star. Racists don’t make out with the race that they hate, especially in the way he does with his tongue — so deep down her throat.”This brings up an important question.
It’s not a secret that slave owners routinely raped black women.
The reasons for this included black bodies being viewed as property and also being hypersexualized, especially seen as exotic and kinky.
Since 1967, no one in an interracial relationship has had to exist in secret for fear of being arrested (well, officially 2000 if you lived in Alabama).People who date outside their race will likely have a different upbringing than their partner.This presents the opportunity to learn new things about each other’s cultures and perspectives.If you are in the majority, you can kiss, have sex with, have a relationship with, or be married to someone outside your race, yet still reinforce a system that only benefits you in the process.As a black woman who has dated white men, that’s the context of interracial relationships that I can personally relate to.