The concept of interracial spanking art follows that of "interracial marriage", "interracial adoption", "interracial sex", and "interracial pornography". All these terms assume that humans can be differentiated by "race." From a scientific point of view, such differentiation has been proven impossible with the human species. Despite this, the concept of "races" is still widespread in many cultures, and is also the practical basis of laws against "racial" discrimination. For example, in the United States, in census and other official forms people are grouped into "races" such as:
- "Black or African American"
- "American Indian or Alaskan Native"
- "Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander", and
Interracial spanking literature, film, and art
Interracial spanking art can either follow historic facts and stereotypes of racial inequality in terms of dominance and submission (e.g. depicting white owners punishing their black slaves), or can reverse these roles.
For the history of interracial spanking videos in the 1960s, see Spanking video#Interracial casting.