have just acquired film rights to a book called Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate, Mixing Race, Culture and Creed.
And of course the interracial dating discussion came up.
It is the first handbook on navigating the exciting, tricky, and potentially disastrous terrain of interracial, intercultural and interfaith relationships, with testimonials and expert tips on how to make the bumpy ride a bit smoother.
“Swirling” debunks social, cultural and sexual myths on “dating out” and serves as a practical guide for coping with disapproving friends and family, and offers advice from mixed couples who are happily “swirling.” The book was released just a couple of months ago – May 15, 2012 – by Atria Paperback (Simon & Schuster), and has been met with both critical and reader approval..
Karazin and journalist Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn; it was just released in May and although it’s received much praise, the topic of interracial dating is still controversial to a lot of people.
But for others, it’s a total non-issue that begs the question, “Do we really need a how-to book or movie on interracial dating?Some readers accused the book of being one-sided, claiming that the real focus was black women/white men relationships.