Interview with New Books Podcast

I was interviewed by Brazilianist and anthropologist, Reighan Gillam (USC) about my book, Boundaries of Love! Listen to the interview here: https://newbooksnetwork.com/chinyere-k-osuji-boundaries-of-love-interracial-marriage-and-the-meaning-of-race-nyu-press-2019/

Being More ‘Open:’ Black Women Negotiate Dating and Marrying White Men

When I was studying at Harvard in the early 2000s, I had a black immigrant professor who had built part of his career gas-lighting anti-black discrimination in favor of 1990s-style black cultural inferiority tropes. My grad school girlfriends and I awkwardly giggled over “the sex parts” of his book on black assimilation. He cited statistics … Continue reading Being More ‘Open:’ Black Women Negotiate Dating and Marrying White Men

On Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Interracial Couples and Their Multiracial Children Will Not Save Us

This weekend, people all around the world will be tuning in to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, an American actress. With a black mother and a white father, Markle identifies as biracial and will be one of the first Americans to marry into the British Royal family. To the chagrin … Continue reading On Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Interracial Couples and Their Multiracial Children Will Not Save Us

Black Panther and “Growing Up African” in Chicago

I grew up in Chicago in the 1980s and 90s in the days of Christie Brinkley as the American beauty ideal. The Jherri curl was the hairstyle of choice for many African Americans. In those days, people from other cultures spoke their native languages within their communities and family spaces. If surrounded by Americans, it … Continue reading Black Panther and “Growing Up African” in Chicago

Fictitious Nigeria Woman, Born in the 50s, Living in Chicago, Illinois, “America”

During the war, I had to walk from somewhere like Belmont all the way down to like 95th St to get food. I was twelve years old. I went with my aunties and my brother. We carried food on our heads. My younger sister says today that I am much stronger than she is. Of … Continue reading Fictitious Nigeria Woman, Born in the 50s, Living in Chicago, Illinois, “America”