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Californians Coloring outside Ethnic Lines, 1925-1955

; and interracial relationships, 245n13; and language, 154, 249n2; privilege among, 260n9 autochthony: and collective memory, 22; and domestic staff , 147; and ethnotribal divisions, 9, 31; and expatriates, 31, 232n86; and land, 31, 50, 54, 231–32n85; and language, 169–70, 254n68; and outsider status, 9, 31 Awori, Moodey, 234n109 Balibar, Étienne, 124–25 Barber, Karin, 205 Bashkow, Ira, 213 Baucom, Ian, 257n24 Before the Dawn in Kenya (Wilson), 38–39 belief, 200–206, 258–59nn42–45 Bell, Malcolm, 30–31, 231–32n85 belonging. See moral nationalism; outsider

their Asian heritage. Others in the community argue that coupling across racial and cultural lines will end racial segregation. Asian American interracial relationships are relevant to persons out- side of the Asian American community as well. To individuals commit- ted to combating racism and discrimination, the disapproval and out- rage that such relationships evoke illustrate that racial prejudice and discrimination still thrive at the beginning of the twenty-first century. To persons interested in race and culture, children of interracial unions challenge existing

Fuchs Epstein, Cynthia, 6 Fujino, D. C., 200, 201 Fundamentalist Christians, 9 Furstenberg, Frank, 161 Galanter, M., 224 Gay couples. See Homosexual couples Gay woman (term), 58, 71n19 Gelles, Edith, 5 Gender issues: in arranged marriages, 214, 228–32; in biblical marriages, 14– 19, 29nn2–4; in caregiving, 114–15, 123n5, 247–50; cultural role of, 197– 98, 201, 205; of the disabled, 127, 130–31; in divorce law, 164–67, 170– 71; of interracial relationship theories, 192–93; in legal profession, 137–40; and marital satisfaction, 152, 226–27, 246–47; of marriage in

Ethiopian crisis, 38, 40; and feminism, 29; interwar Britain, 24; Nardal on, 55–56; and La Revue du monde noir, 18 interracial relationships: and colonialism/impe- rialism, 85–86; interwar Britain, 13; interwar France, 19–20; World War II-era Britain, 68 interwar Britain: anti-fascist internationalism, 42; black internationalist organizations, 23–24; black migration to, 13; British Empire Exhibition, 13–14; and Ethiopian crisis, 45; fascism, 44; feminist internationalism, 29–31; interracial cooperation, 24; interracial rela- tionships, 13; London as contact zone

, to strengthen links between blacks across the British empire.16 Yet the greater black presence in Britain also sparked racial violence. Between January and August 1919, race riots erupted in London, Liverpool, Newport, Bris- tol, Cardiff , Barry, Hull, Glasgow, South Shields, and Salford, with white crowds attacking blacks and mixed communities.17 Competition for jobs and housing among blacks and whites underpinned the riots.18 Sexual and gendered tensions relating to interracial relationships and marriages between black men and white women also contributed to

distribution, 133, 133 table Index 267 integration: of community organizations, 134–36, 137; ethnic identity chal- lenges of, 162–65; in Hollywood films, 125–26; JACL’s commitment to, 115– 16; and juvenile delinquency, 148–50; and mixed marriages, 147– 48; Nisei Week’s expression of, 120–21, 130– 31, 145– 47; postwar views on, 111– 12; replaced by ethnic pluralism, 185; with self-segregation, 112–13, 183, 189–90; and social protest, 152–53, 156 table, 156 –57, 157 table; Tanaka’s vision of, 105, 111, 113. See also interracial relationships internal others (term), 6 –7

Though prisoners did have interracial and interethnic relationships with other prisoners, the tendency at SBI was to stick to “your own kind.” When involved in interracial relationships, Chicanas tended to prefer white over African-American prisoners. In fact, relationships with African-American prisoners were discouraged by other Chicanas. Graciela: You were looked down on. They just didn’t like the idea of you going with a Black person. . . . They’d call ’em names. Call ’em mayateras. . . . Or they would use the word “nigger lover.” You were just a disgrace. Cristina

love across the color line. Private life and social activities became another arena in which black men contested the limits placed on their existence and expressed their anticolonialism, how- ever diff erently. Sex between black men and white women was far more com- mon in Britain than in the colonies. Interracial relationships varied drasti- cally, from ephemeral liaisons to lasting partnerships, but most male intellectuals, artists, students, and activists from Africa and the Caribbean formed close ties with white women during their time in the city. Th is

United Artists film office forced Ritt and Shaw to back away from that idea (Hajdu 207). The film instead features one African American couple and one white American couple. Still, through the club scenes Ritt manages to encapsulate one of the freedoms African American musicians sought out and enjoyed in France—interracial relationships. The band and audience featured in the opening sequence of the film not only advertise integration in post–World War II Paris but also show the French as comfortable with mixed couples. The scene commences with a close-up of