Whenever I’m standing on a subway platform, I play this game: I hover near a person I think is cute and try to slowly make my way over to him so we get in the same car. Like most of the girls in my class, I wanted attention from the boys.
When we do, I look his way every so often to see if he’s staring back, to see if we’ve got what my best friend and I call “the affinity,” a mutual acknowledgement that we one another. But while they chased after blondes and brunettes, I was ignored.
Guess Who is a 2005 American comedy film about race relations directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan.
It’s a pretty good way to pass the time from Brooklyn to midtown. I spent my childhood surrounded by black and brown kids, but when I got to high school, suddenly everyone around me was white.And on those rare occasions a white boy kissed me in the copy-machine room at our high school, or when a white boy told me over the phone he had a crush on me, the acknowledgement made me feel chosen. The white boys I grew up with were cool: They rode their skateboards on private property. White men have preoccupied me my whole life, from the schoolyard to the subway, but these days I’m seeing them differently.While the 1967 film covered interracial romance of a black man with a white woman, the 2005 film covered the topic of a white man with a black woman.The film stars Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, and Zoe Saldana.After his family decides to take his money for college away from him, a rich kid pretends to be African-American to win a minority scholarship offered by Harvard University, only to discover that upon getting there that he has fallen for another student, who was supposed to be the actual recipient of the scholarship.
Nicole Oakley, the spoiled, rich, out-of-control daughter of congressman Tom Oakley, meets a working class Mexican-American straight-A student, Carlos Nuñez, resulting in a clash of cultures, values, and a love affair.
An African American ex-football player falls in love with a Las Vegas showgirl.
When she is sexually assaulted by a wealthy patron, he viciously beats her attacker and the two are forced to go on the run.
However, what Theresa has also left out is that Simon is white.
Her father, Percy (Bernie Mac), dislikes Simon almost immediately because of his race.
The wine selections chapter was informative.I don't drink..even wine.