Loving v. Virginia Is Important to Mixed Race Families Today
The Loving v. Virginia decision continues to play an important role in the lives of interracial couples and mixed-race people. Here are quotes from moving essays about what the Supreme Court decision has meant in the personal lives of these writers:
- “In Appreciation of The Lovings: 45 Years of Legal Interaccial Marriage” by Rebecca Carroll, Ebony Magazine June 12, 2012. Carroll movingly writes: “I am grateful my son does not remember a time when his parents were not legally allowed to marry, although he knows that such a time existed — in as much as he can comprehend at nearly seven years old.”
- Thanks, Mildred and Richard Loving for My Interracial Marriage by Liz Lin. Lin writes: “I raise my glass to Mildred and Richard Loving, who made my marriage possible and are thus responsible for an immeasurable amount of my happiness and stability. I am deeply indebted to them.”
- Interracial Couples Are Still Seen as Rare by Kevin Noble Maillard, New York Times June 27, 2013. Maillard writes: “Mixed relationships are sexualized, where everything mundane and normal is forgotten in the wake of the erotic.
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