Fears of interracial relationships, influenced over the centuries by racial biases and fantasies, still widely linger in American Society today.
Randall Kennedy, a professor at Harvard University Law School is the author of “Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption,” in which he takes an in depth look at the issue of black and white relationships set against the ever-changing social mores and laws of this country. From pre-civil war to the present, this book explores the historical, sociological, legal and moral issues that continue to feed and complicate those fears.
Professor Kennedy and I visited by phone in March 2003 and began by our conversation with his description of what he calls a “pigmentocracy” in the United States.
The book Professor Randall Kennedy recommends is “The Biography of Walter White,” by Robert Jankin.
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