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The quick version: Kenya is a product of the black bourgeoisie (doctor father, academic mother, debutante cotillion, Ivy League degrees). She's looking for a man, specifically, a black man. After all, fully 70 to 90 percent of African Americans are estimated to be of mixed race, according to a widely quoted statistic.
Fixed up on a blind date with Brian, a white landscape architect, she bolts. But much of the history of race-mixing is filled with danger and ugly images, such as lynchings just for the perception of untoward interest in a white woman; sexual exploitation and rape of black women working as domestics in white homes at the hands of their slavemasters and, later, employers.
The largely female audience squeals, apparently embracing the film's thesis, as uttered by one character: "At the end of the day, it's not about skin color. Except when was the last time that you saw a white Adonis literally worshiping at the feet of an African American beauty?
Or saw a chick flick in which the Kate Hudson/Meg Ryan/Cameron Diaz character sips her no-foam lattes at Magic Johnson's Starbucks and comes equipped with some hair issues and a full-throttle ethnic moniker like "Kenya? The question that's burning up movie message boards: Is "Something New" a step forward -- or backward? Virginia world, the notion of black/white love still comes fraught with some heavy-duty historical baggage.