Excuses, Excuses: The Politics of Interracial Coupling in European Culture by Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti

Excuses, Excuses is a book which addresses the political and cultural motives behind interracial dating.  Mwalimu Baruti addresses all the popular excuses given by people who enter these relationships, with a particular focus on African/Black males. African males are Baruti’s focal point because, as he demonstrates through statistical and demographic research, African males are leading the charge to create what they call a “grey race.” This book is not lamenting why (“o why!”) these Black men date outside the African nation and it is not meant to excoriate people who make this choice. Baruti’s primary purpose of writing this book is to call these people to task about their decisions; calling for them to stop making excuses and own up to their decision to disassociate themselves from African people.  Furthermore, upon taking responsibility for the true motivations behind these decisions (i.e. to be closer to whiteness), to leave behind any claims to speak for, lecture to, show off in front of, or excoriate other Africans who understand the necessity of the complimentary African relationships between men and women.

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