Last Chance! Tomorrow’s Live Teleseminar on Myths About Interracial Relationships

Not Just Fetishists and Race Traitors:
Challenging the Ways We Look At Interracial Relationships

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2007
Time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time / 2:00 p.m. Pacific time
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: $19.99 for either the live teleseminar or recording

Even after John and Yoko, and Heidi and Seal, interracial relationships are still considered taboo. Society’s discomfort is especially obvious in the media, where interracial couples are constantly exploited for eroticism or shock value. In this seminar, Carmen Van Kerckhove examines the historical origins of this tension and explore the common assumptions made about interracial couples. Carmen demonstrates that while race plays an undeniable role in shaping the dynamics within interracial relationships, it does so in far more complex and subtle ways than people may initially think.

Here are just some of the questions this teleseminar will address:

  • Why is there such a fascination with interracial sex? (try Googling “interracial” and see what you get)
  • What historical legacies have created ambivalence towards interracial relationships?
  • Why do people associate the race of your partner with your racial loyalty?
  • Why is it that images of interracial relationships are dominated by black/white couples, when in reality, blacks are the least likely among people of color to marry interracially?
  • Why are Asian women 3 times more likely to marry white men than Asian men are to marry white women?

As a bonus, all attendees will receive a free copy of the special report The 10 Biggest Trends in Race and Pop Culture.

Please note:

  • If you’d like to pay by credit card instead of PayPal, click one of the buttons below and look in the lower left-hand corner where it says “Don’t have a PayPal account? No problem, continue checkout” and click the link there.
  • The recording will be made available within 5 business days of the teleseminar date.

Have a look at the PowerPoint slides for this teleseminar to get a sense of what we’ll be covering:

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