Race and Counting ‘The Rona’

When it comes to African Americans and Covid-19, we have been swinging from one extreme to the other. As my African American friend living in Paris described self-isolating days before her workplace made it official, on this side of the pond, Blacks were minimizing its impact. “Black people don’t get coronavirus!” “The melanin in our … Continue reading Race and Counting ‘The Rona’

Two Very Blonde Latinas, Black Artist Boycott, and Erasure of Blackness in the Super Bowl

Black musicians boycotted the Super Bowl. Hell, even Afro-Latinx and Afro-Caribbeans boycotted the Super Bowl. So, the NFL brought in two world-renowned Latinas to do their thang. And they did it so well! Shakira knew her audience, so she didn’t do anything from her first or second albums. Most Americans don’t care about that hidden … Continue reading Two Very Blonde Latinas, Black Artist Boycott, and Erasure of Blackness in the Super Bowl

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