‘It's almost like white supremacy’: Interracial mixed-status couples facing racist nativism
Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies
This article expands the theoretical debate on racist nativism and the specific impact that it has on the experiences of interracial mixed-status couples in the USA. In-depth interviews suggest that the costs of racist nativist microaggressions and macroaggressions are experienced differently, depending on the social status of each member of the couple. Microaggressions target Latinos/as, while racial profiling, a macroaggression, is mainly experienced by Latino men; however, in both cases their white partners also experience rebound racism on behalf of their partners. White women partnered with Latinos experience the greatest rebound effects of racist nativism. Larger macro-policies create a precarious position for couples; this leads them to make calculated legal risks to sustain their families and ultimately constrains their freedoms.
April M. Schueths. "‘It's almost like white supremacy’: Interracial mixed-status couples facing racist nativism" Ethnic and Racial Studies (2014).doi: 10.1080/01419870.2013.835058