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Some other ideas for readings on interracial marriage: For a couple of cheesy but interesting poems on intermarriage, see Edith Ogutsch's "Forbidden Love" and "Painful Education" both in the February 1965 issue of Negro Digest. Negro Digest also contains several short stories on the issue, including "A Special Kind of Courage" in the NOvember 1961 issue and "Direct Action" in the September 1964 issue. A good historical article that catalogues many of the ills that were supposedly associated with black-white marriage is "Interracial Marriage is a Sometime Thing" in the New York Times Magazine (June 9, 1968). Several memoirs also detail the many issues that mixed couples faced, and might be particularly good for comparing intermarriages to same-sex marriages. Hettie Jones' memoir (she was married to LeRoi Jones, now Amiri Baraka) has some excellent sections on her family's opposition to the marriage. It is titled How I Became Hettie Jones. Gail and Mark Mathabane's Love in Black and White might also be useful. Finally, Ruth Frankenberg's work White Women Race Matters has a chapter where white women talk about their experiences with interracial relationships. Good luck and happy hunting! Renee Romano Assistant Professor of History and African-American Studies Wesleyan University