The ‘Whites’ Who Loved Me: Interracial Romance, Hollywood, and Bridgerton’s “Post-Racial” Fantasies
Whilst Bridgerton fans shipped Kate and Anthony as #Kanthony, we also must consider how the Netflix show fits into a wider dominant media culture that situates Black and Brown people in interracial relationships only as worthy of love when in proximity to a white person and white families. — NB: The use of “whites” in the title is intentional and for effect— it is a response to the number of people (but especially white people) I see using ‘Blacks’ in academic writing. We are human beings — Black people. Stop calling us Blacks! I also know this is something I have done in the past. Being Black does not mean we do not make mistakes. You will not find me going back editing it out past work, but leaving it and using it as an example of growth by learning.