Till’s murder sparked international outcry and motivated Americans of all races to join the civil rights movement.
Although in early America members of different races openly procreated with one another, the introduction of institutionalized slavery changed the nature of such relationships entirely.
The raping of African-American women by plantation owners and other powerful whites during this period have cast an ugly shadow on relationships between black women and white men.
for white people were part of another world, distant strangers who ruled our lives and were better left alone,” Cassie thinks.
“When they entered our lives, they were to be treated courteously, but with aloofness, and sent away as quickly as possible.
In (2001), Rebecca Walker, daughter of African American novelist Alice Walker and Jewish lawyer Mel Leventhal, described the ethos that impelled her activist parents to marry.“When they meet…
my parents are idealists, they are social activists…
In it, a woman named Señora Moreno objects to her adoptive daughter Ramona’s impending marriage to a Temecula man named Alessandro.“You marry an Indian? Always an obedient girl, Ramona rebels for the first time when she chooses to marry Alessandro.
She tells Señora Moreno that forbidding her to marry him is useless. While it’s certainly not wise to allow narrow-minded family members to dictate your love life, ask yourself if you’re willing to be disowned, disinherited or otherwise mistreated to pursue an interracial relationship.
Besides, for a black man to even look at a white woman was dangerous.”This was no understatement, as the case of Emmett Till proves.