“Loving Black Men (Adorar Negão): Brazilian White Wives of Black Men”

The plus-sized supermodel, Tess Holliday, told The Guardian newspaper, “Black men love me.” This sparked an online firestorm, leading her to issue an apology and try to offer more context to her statement. Holliday’s comments reminded me of comments that I frequently heard in Brazil while doing qualitative research on black-white couples. I am currently … Continue reading “Loving Black Men (Adorar Negão): Brazilian White Wives of Black Men”

Advice for the Young at Heart

Right now is not a good time to be in the U.S. We are watching how agents of the state kill unarmed African American men and get away with it time and again. It is too easy to argue that this is about “racist” individual white police officers and “thuggish” individual black men. However, this … Continue reading Advice for the Young at Heart