Neela Rasgotra (Parminder Nagra) married Michael Gallant (Sharif Atkins) on ER.
I don’t know if this writer got the idea for her article by reading Hyphen’s blog and my posting here, but I touched upon Asian woman-black man TV couplings last year. She’s done some research and makes some interesting points.
Rinku Sen is with Colorlines magazine and she talks a lot about real-world reasons why there may be mutual attraction between Asian women and black men. But I’m not so sure “Americans have moved so far past race they don’t even notice.”
And I really don’t buy the quote from the producer of ER, who says of the two Asian woman-black man couples he’s had on his show, “Honestly, we really don’t even talk about it or consider that it’s an interracial couple.”
TV is so white, how can you not notice?
In the fine tradition of Asian spotting on Hyphen and here, I think we’ve neglected to mention Xiao Mei (Gwendoline Yeo) of Desperate Housewives, who at the end of last season, was hopping in bed with Carlos and perhaps starting a trend of Asian women and Latino men TV couplings.
This posting can also be found on Hyphen magazine’s blog