Analysis Of Dalia Gebrial´s Decolonizing Desire: The Politics Of Love

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In “Decolonizing Desire: The Politics of Love,” Dalia Gebrial discusses how one’s race structures one’s experience of desirability, emotional labour, support, and commitment in regards to love. The article centers around the idea of love and how as a society, we have created “codes” as for who is lovable or who is deserving of our love. Throughout the article, Gebrial focuses on how colored women were seen as “animalistic” and undeserving of love and fair treatment as opposed to white women, using the fact that colored women couldn’t even get into a court room as an example of this. This article brings importance and attention to how colored women did not receive something as simple as love the same way that white women did. This made me think
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