Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
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How The World Got Mixed Up, BBC2, Tonight

Cut and pasted from the BBC website:

This one-off documentary explores the historical and contemporary social, sexual and political attitudes to race mixing.

Throughout modern history, interracial sex has been one of society's great taboos, and across many parts of the world, mixed race relationships have been subjected to a range of deterrents. Mixed couples have endured shame, stigma and persecution and many have risked the threat of ostracism from their friends and families.

In several parts of the world governments introduced legislation to prohibit race mixing. Yet despite the social and legal constraints, interracial relationships have been an ever-present feature of societies throughout modern times.

Through the stories of interracial relationships which created scandals in their own time, the film examines the complex history of interracial relationships and chronicles the shifts in attitudes that for centuries have created controversy and anxiety all around the world.

Follow the link for more details:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2011/09_september/05/mixed5.shtml

Another one for me to SkyPlus!
Tags: bbc, big society, politics, race, tv
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