Boiler Room – Wannabee Wall Street yuppies sell fake stock at a call center disguised as a hedge fund.One of the employees played by Giovanni Ribisi meets and falls in love with the firm’s secretary played by Nia Long.His fondness of “blackness” is accepted until he meets Wright who he begins to fall in love with.However, other students at school is not so comfortable with the new interracial couple on campus.We are on the precipice of post-racial storytelling in the genre of romantic love.As the taboo breaks down, it helps to look back on the history of interracial romance in American art. If not, chances are you’ve at least read about one or seen one on TV or film. Since slavery, American artists have imagined interracial desire as a danger to black women or to white purity or a moral crisis.Since it was impossible to imagine racism ending, in the narratives, society overpowered the lovers and they died or were split.
Geesehoward, to clarify something in your post: Sanaa's lover did not "assume" that she had a weave.
Sexual violence was a means of social control and wealth production.
And the black female body was the site of violation.
Tragedy is the default genre for interracial romance in American culture.
Only recently do we see interracial desire that doesn’t end in death or failure, which means that art is finally catching up with real life. Our president is the child of an interracial romance.