This is a show about African American romantic relationships between men and women. You’ll hear stories from women about their experiences of romantic intimacy with men. The stories represent the hope, the frustration, and the sadness that Black women feel about their romantic relationships with Black men.
We will also listen to excerpts from a recently aired Oprah Winfrey Show which explored the dynamics involved in mating between men and women. Striking in the lack of representation of any perspective from Asian American and Latino women about finding a mate, the show, as many shows in mainstream world of media do, neglected another America–that of non-white women. Although there was slightly more representation given to African American women on the show–by Oprah Winfrey, for instance, and a woman who spoke for less than a minute about the importance of the first kiss to the relationship–the unique issues dealt with by African Americans in their romantic relationships– which are argued to be tied to a unique history of their experience the United States–was not brought up at all.