Sexual racism exists in both the heterosexual and homosexual communities across the globe.
Interracial couples are prevalent in both historical and contemporary contexts, and illustrate the former impact of sexual racism, in addition to highlighting how attitudes have changed in the last 50 years.
There were general heightened tensions following the end of the failed civil war in 1865, and this increased the sexual anxiety in the population.
Races did not want to mix, the whites were feeling inadequate and wanted to take back control.
After the abolition of slavery in 1865, the white citizens of America showed an increasing fear of racial mixture.