#Swirlchat: Interracial Romantic Relationships in Full Color

Here is the transcript from Dr. Dawkins's first TweetChat with Swirl on Friday, February 24th, 2012.

We talked about the results of a February 2010 Pew Research Center study and the political and cultural significance of interracial romantic relationships as Dr. D broke it down in her Truthdig column.

Intermix: Part Spider, Part African American, Part Latin

Marcia Alesan Dawkins writing for the Huffington Post clearly has some insight into the thinking behind the new alter ego...

"The social significance of multiracial and multiethnic identities extends far beyond present day politics and post-racial popular culture. Like all racial and ethnic identities, mixed race and ethnic identities are used to create communities of common interest, claim rights, market products and make powerful cultural arguments. So, the ways Miles Morales is presented in 'Ultimate Spider-Man' reflects how writers and fans view and interpret multiracial and multiethnic identities today. Some will undoubtedly see Morales as part of an often violent and tragic past filled with colonization and migration. Others will see a multiracial and multiethnic Spider-Man that carries the promise of a better, more harmonious future (like Neo in the Matrix)." We hear you Marcia.