Why Black Men Love White Women: Going Beyond Sexual Politics to the Heart of the Matter by Rajen Persaud | 9781416561323 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Why Black Men Love White Women: Going Beyond Sexual Politics to the Heart of the Matter

Why Black Men Love White Women: Going Beyond Sexual Politics to the Heart of the Matter

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by Rajen Persaud
     
 

ISBN-10: 1416561323

ISBN-13: 9781416561323

Pub. Date: 10/09/2007

Publisher: Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing

THE IRREVERENT, EYE-OPENING, AND HILARIOUS BOOK THAT DARES TO ASK...

Why do so many high-profile black men date and marry the most ordinary white women?

Why do so many other black men desire and covet the company of white women?

And why does this subject deeply touch so many people of both races?

Are these provocative questions matters of

Overview

THE IRREVERENT, EYE-OPENING, AND HILARIOUS BOOK THAT DARES TO ASK...

Why do so many high-profile black men date and marry the most ordinary white women?

Why do so many other black men desire and covet the company of white women?

And why does this subject deeply touch so many people of both races?

Are these provocative questions matters of love, sex, revenge, power, or politics? All of the above, asserts Rajen Persaud in this illuminating, no-holds-barred book that will have you laughing with recognition while fundamentally changing the way you see just about everything — from sex and marriage to your own gender and race in all its foibles, pretensions, and ultimate possibilities.

Challenging every one of our preconceptions about mixed-race relationships, Rajen Persaud's commentary lights up a topic that has only deepened in intensity and relevance in the decades since Sidney Poitier asked the world "Guess who's coming to dinner?" The answers, so deeply ingrained in our fabric as a nation and even grounded in our past, force us to look at ourselves and our culture with new eyes while pondering matters of

CELEBRITY: From Michael Jordan to Bryant Gumbel to Tiger Woods, high-profile affairs and marriages with no shortage of controversy.

SEX: Are black men choosing white women — or rejecting black women?

RACE: How white male insecurity is the key to understanding racism.

RELATIONSHIPS: Is it more than love that brings the races together?

POLITICS: How fear is used to gain power, from sexual politics to global war.

MEDIA: How movies and television keep black men running to white women.

...and much more. Get ready for Why Black Men Love White Women — and finally understand the relationship phenomenon of our times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416561323
Publisher:
Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing
Publication date:
10/09/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction - Residuals of Racism One - Soiled Two - Media: Hollywood, Phillis, and Halle Three - Self-hate Four - The Vacation, the Escape Five - Nigger Shit Six - To Be a Better Black Seven - Status Symbol Eight - The Master Race Nine - Black Men Are Not Celebrated Ten - White Women Are Just Stupid! Eleven - The Ultimate Blow Job Twelve - Making "Pretty" Babies Thirteen - Black Women Are Gold Diggers Fourteen - Sisters Have an Attitude Fifteen - Refusal to Appreciate the Black Woman Sixteen - Case Study Seventeen - Conclusion Notes

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Why Black Men Love White Women: Going Beyond Sexual Politics to the Heart of the Matter 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
SlowreaderKR More than 1 year ago
Although the title is a complete turn off, it is eye catching and a clever way to get a readers' attention. I wonder whether the person whose review is titled "Hmmmmm" even read the book? If she actually read the book, she would understand that she is the exact type of person the author is trying to enlighten. With this book, please don't judge the book by it's cover (or title) because it is about SO MUCH MORE than interracial relationships. Mr. Persaud's perspective is scholarly and well-researched. The book is not about bashing black women or black men. It is not about whether interracial dating is wrong or right. Without giving too much away, most of the subject matter is historical, factual and personal in nature. "Hmmmm" please read the book FIRST before "nervously" making a judgement about its contents. I almost made the same mistake of judging it before I read it, but after the first chapter, I'm so glad I didn't. This is a must read, esp. for African Americans. P.S. Rajen Persaud is a man, not a woman.(Again, read the book!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I picked the book up in Barnes & Noble, I thought it was joke or that it would be another jab at minorities, and black women in particular. That is because of the title, which can be a ¿turnoff¿, but don¿t let that hinder you, just accept and move on, it is only an ¿attention grabber¿! When I opened the book and read the first 20 pages, I realized it to be a serious effort to confront the stereotypes and attitudes that particularly surround black women. I then bought it, wherein I began to read it at 1pm on Sunday and could not put it down until 11pm that night! This scholarly, qualitative text is wide-sweeping in its historical and contemporary examination of black women¿s struggles, accomplishments, and national and international advancements. The book is well-referenced, wherein many of the supporting works are well-known, while some are not. I¿ll admit, I was deepley disturbed to think of the media¿s stereotypic portrayal of black women as well as my own past, misconstrued, and unfounded behaviors, but I also laughed at the author's acknowledgment and examination of black women¿s strengths, internal fortitude, and portrayals amidst their adversities. Persaud is thoughtful, provocative, and insightful in this TRULY ACADEMIC WORK that needs to be read, particularly by young black men, especially those who contemplate marriage, so that they enhance their gratitude of, and appreciation for their black women.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Author Rejan Persaud raises poignant perspectives on the controversial subject of interracial relationships between black men and white women. The apt title lures you in and the content does not disappoint in being a refreshingly candid and enjoyable page-turner because of how skillfully historical and current facts are juxtaposed against anecdotal stories. Persaud's command of prose interspersed with colloquialisms is brilliant. Quite simply, it's real, honest, thought-provoking, balanced and comical. The Black Community cries that there are no contemporary voices of reverence and resolution for where we have been and where we need to go with reconciling the great and deep loathing within our Race. Now, one man has spoken. Let's not shoot the messenger yet instead let's seek to understand and have real talk on action, with, not at each other, that we collectively work towards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why Black Men Love White Women is the proper title to go into the dynamic interplay of sex, race, politics and power in the United States. Its a historical as well as present day analysis of luminaries gives an eye opening account regarding the social construct of this country. When I read it years ago I thought it was great, when I reread this a week ago, I thought it was better. If there is only 1 book you ever read regarding history, politics, sexism, racism, comedy, symbolism, psychology, sociology, anthropology, slavery and America, check out Why Black Men Love White Women. With humor, wit, irreverence, scholarship, insight and references in abundance, the author has me waiting for his next work to be published.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would like to respond to the person that is missing the point. This author is obviously educated becasue if she was not she would not be able to throw out so many historical facts in her book. Furthermore, the fact that you do not understand there are people in power that maintain their power by keeping certain people "in their place" is disturbring to me. See it is people like you that are great for helping to expand the Western Empire becasue you do not have a clue as to what is going on. You do not understand Hegemonic Rule becasue if you did you would understand the points this author are making. If you understood Hegemony you would understand that "the powers that be" do not want Black men loving Black women because it poses a threat to the current expanding empires. You are obviosly under mind control and don't get how there are systems put in place design to perpetuate Black on Black crime includes Black men going against Black women. As long as Black women are being depicted as something not desireable, those colonizers such as the ones in Africa plundering Africa do not have to worry about their colonial acts being disturbed because Black women and Black will not be united to come together and fight off colonialism. You are the one that is ignorant and uneducated. Not the author. Learn what is really happening. Read your history.