Respect where it's due: BM/WW IR in History

Discussion in 'The Attraction Between White Women and Black Men' started by Silvercosma, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. orejon4

    orejon4 Well-Known Member

    Great pics! I never knew they had kids.
     
  2. darkcurry

    darkcurry Well-Known Member

    The Lionel Aldridge Story: The Packer Hall of Famer who pioneered interracial marriage in the NFL


    The first NFL Player to marry Interracially

    As good as this piece was it's too short and I think this love story of Larry & Vicky deserves to be one day told in depth.
     
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  3. Jeffrey Tripp

    Jeffrey Tripp Well-Known Member

    I can certainly see this story as a movie.
     
  4. darkcurry

    darkcurry Well-Known Member


    Book, documentary as well. I just would like to know more about this.
     
  5. Bliss

    Bliss Well-Known Member

    Not in today's 'woke' and segregated cinematic climate. No doubt an exception would be made if it was reversed, but what producer would bother to invest in it, they'd be boycotted and ;blackballed (no pun). Not even a black one, in fact that would be even worse, he'd be hounded for giving this couple any shine or credit.
     
  6. darkcurry

    darkcurry Well-Known Member

    You need filmmakers to stay within the right audiences like what they are already doing with other IR films and TV shows out now. It will be an important piece of sports history due to the nature of the relationship and what it represented. There will be no doubt pushback but as I have said before it's all about the environment and with it being a sports story they are already in the right environment.
     
  7. orejon4

    orejon4 Well-Known Member

    I had never heard of Aldridge, and I also never knew about his IR, which was happening back in the early 1960s, which was definitely out of the ordinary. Kudos to them.

    Agreed. The 'woke' crowd is the reactionary wing of the 'left' and they exert their own version of public pressure, although it's not often viewed as being as potent as conservative white anger.

    Sports is one of the segments of society where I think people are expecting IR more, even if they may not approve of it.
     
  8. SilverSmith

    SilverSmith Well-Known Member

    Sidney Poitier had a brief relationship with Susan Denberg, a German-Austrian model and actress, in 1967. She once dated Sammy Davis Jr. too.

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  9. darkcurry

    darkcurry Well-Known Member

    Both relationships were pretty brief If I remember.
     
  10. darkcurry

    darkcurry Well-Known Member

    Jack Johnson and Etta Duryea

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  11. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    That is a very rare photo. First time l had seen it.
     
  12. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    German women get around. Had affairs or relationships with prominent Black men. Examples,MLK Jr,Frederick Douglass, etc.
     
  13. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    I heard or read about it years back. Pete Roswell tried to forbid Black players for dating or having relationships with White women.
     
  14. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    Yes,one of their daughters wrote a book about it. Sadly, she left us a year or two ago.
     
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  15. orejon4

    orejon4 Well-Known Member

    Bummer. These relationships required a lot of strength back then.
     
  16. orejon4

    orejon4 Well-Known Member

    This thread sort of makes me wonder - will any of our relationships go down in the annals of IR history as noteworthy?
     
  17. Othello1967

    Othello1967 Active Member

    I don`t think so. They broke the glass ceiling. I am not saying things today are perfect but they are a whole lot better than in the past.
     
  18. Same, and I've seen the Unforgivable Blackness documentary and read the book it was based on, but neither had that photo.
     
  19. Soulthinker

    Soulthinker Well-Known Member

    I saw the JJ documentary which Miles Davis contributed to the music and that photo was not shown,neither are the other biographies of him.
     
  20. SilverSmith

    SilverSmith Well-Known Member


    After parting ways with his wife, jazz composer/bandleader Duke Ellington entered into long-term relationships with two women, one of whom was Fernanda de Castro Monte. They were romantically involved from the 1960s to the 1970s. Ellington died in 1974 at the age of 75.





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