Sex and Racism in America – Calvin C Hernton


Hernton is very explicit and straightforward with his descriptions of what people think or feel. He talks about the myths and facts of what the different races, or should I say select people from different races, feel about each other. He also gives quotes and little excerpts from stories that he has heard through the grapevine or that people have told him.

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Sex and Racism in America


As remarkably and chillingly pertinent today as when it was first published in 1965. This now classic study dissects the intersecting myths of sex and race as they are played out in America.

No one concerned with issues of race relations in the United States can overlook the conclusions of this book. Absolutely stunning in its brutal honesty on a subject most Americans prefer not to discuss.

Although this book was written in 1965, much of it is still valid in 2005. With the exception of legalized interracial marriage, much of what the book says still holds. The recent film ‘Get Out’ shows that race and sex is still an explosive topic in America.

Although interracial couples are more visible, Most Whites and Blacks still oppose such unions. However, they tolerate them more than they did in 1965.

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