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Panel: Film Talk Back and Couples Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion about the film series: “If Loving You is Wrong”: 150 Years of Interracial Relationships

Date: February 28, 2018 - February 28, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Basil 135

A panel of couples will share their experiences in interracial marriages and their perceptions of society today.

The discussion is part of a film series, talk back, and panel discussion that explores what has changed and remained the same race and intimate relationships.

The American Civil War ended slavery, but not inequality.  One hundred years later, the United States Supreme Court struck down state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.  Today, one-in-five American newlyweds has a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, but one-in-five Americans, aged 65 or older, report they are opposed to interracial marriage (Pew Research Center 2017). 

What has changed, and what remains the same, regarding race and intimate relationships?  Are we a diverse, inclusive society, or are we reactionary and regressive, while feeding old hatreds and building new barriers? Join hosts and discussion moderators Dr. Arlette Miller Smith and Dr. Patricia Tweet for a film series, talk back, and panel discussion as they explore these topics and more throughout the month of February.

The series is made possible by hosts and discussion packet editors Drs. Arlette Miller Smith (Honors 275) and Patricia Tweet. The principal sponsor is the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology; African American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts minors; Departments of American Studies and Philosophy; First Year and Honors Programs; and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

RSVP to JoAnne Robinson at and email questions to Dr. Miller Smith at or Dr. Tweet at