Thus, the concept of marriage is changing widely in many countries.

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During the scene where Denise comes out to her mother, they have an incredibly telling exchange that not only exposes the roots of her mother’s homophobia, but also Catherine’s perception of survival for Black women in America. Nothing’s changed,” Catherine’s only response in that moment is to intensely stare through her grown little girl, almost shaking as she holds back her tears. Without the recent reminder of a movie like , it may be hard to conceptualize how recently anti-miscegenation laws existed in the United States.

The final anti-interracial marriage law in America wasn’t overturned until 1967.

Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.

From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.

But as the nation finds itself confronting more and more interracial relationships in an age of extreme racial politics, it’s time to unpack the racial divide with much needed nuance.

At the beginning of the episode, Catherine is asked by a preadolescent Denise, “what’s a minority?

Dating is a stage of romantic relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in an intimate relationship or marriage.

It is a form of courtship, consisting of social activities done by the couple, either alone or with others.

Two scenes later, we see Catherine confessing to her sister Joyce (Kym Whitley) that she never thought she would have a gay daughter. Well I just hope she don’t bring home no White girl because I don’t wanna see no Jennifer Anistons up in here!

Joyce reassures her that she has raised an intelligent, hard-working, respectful young woman, therefore making her private life “nobody’s business.” At one point in the earnest back-and-forth, Joyce says, “Well get used to it, because one of these days she gon’ bring home one of her little girlfriends! ” In a world where prejudice, racism and bigotry are all used interchangeably without little nuance or context, and the racial animus of the historically privileged is frequently falsely equivocated with the perpetually marginalized, it’s easy to perceive Catherine’s comment as symbolic of her ignorance.

Rather than revolving the story around Ansari, the show pushed his homegirl Denise (played by Lena Waithe who also wrote that episode) into the role of protagonist.