Charlotte, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/31/2013 -- Platinum Vybe Recordings’ documentary film, Interracial Dating in America II: Going Deeper, has been scheduled for release on DVD February 12, 2013. In celebration of Black History Month, the film will also be shown at screenings in select locations around the country.
As Black History Month gets underway, the Missouri History Museum provides programs that invite the community to look at how far we have come and the road we still have to travel. One such program is the documentary, A Loving Story on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m.
M.L. KING'S "I HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH - AUG. 28, 1963
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation This momentous decree came as a great beacon of hope to millions of slaves, who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But one hundred years later, the colored America is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the colored American is still sadly crippled by the manacle of segregation and the chains of discrimination.
One hundred years later, the colored American lives on a lonely
Today we celebrate the life of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. His birthday, January 15th, was last week. On his birthday I remembered all that he stood for and what his holiday (January 21st) means to me.
Often times Dr King has been labeled as a Black Rights Activist and nothing more. What many people fail to understand is that Dr King stood for much more than just the rights of Blacks. Check out his "Beyond Vietnam" speech. This is a very powerful speech that touches on class-ism and class warfare. If you haven't heard it before,
According to Webster's, the definition of Culture Shock is:
"A sense of confusion and uncertainty sometimes with feelings of anxiety that may affect people exposed to an alien culture or environment without adequate preparation" .
This description perfectly describes how I've felt for some time now. As a Southern white woman married to a Mid-Western black man, the complexity of race-relations in America never ceases to amaze me. No, "amaze" really isn't the right word... Although I've traveled overseas, the only culture shock I ever experienced was after my marriage, and the culture that so shocked me was my own.
Have any of you seen (or felt) a different side of your same-race peers since embarking on an interracial relationship? I have- and even though I've been seeing this for years now, it remains fresh on my mind.
At times, being white can blind me to the racism of my peers: until my husband enters the room, and they're no longer able to conceal their hate. Other times, my whiteness acts as an unwelcome window into their depravity, as some of these closet-bigots "confide" their hateful views to me in casual conversation. I'm not sure which is worse. Sometimes it's a racial slur that rolls off their tongue in an easy and familiar way; sometimes it's a vague comment that discloses their insecurity about their "position" in society- like black people are somehow going to take over & "get even" (?!). This has especially come out in political rhetoric: "Let's take back our country!", etc...
I don't know about you but I for one am really tired of all of the negative talk about Black men. Does dating White men give Black women a right or a reason to throw out ugly stereotypes about Black men and even go as far as to recommend that other Black women stay clear away from them? I say NO WAY!