Just envision an era where who you loved was an arrest-able malfeasance in the United States.
As you ponder the above, I can’t help but think about the lyrics of Bob Marley’s “War.”
Until the philosophy which hold one race superior
And another Inferior
Is finally And permanently Discredited And abandoned –
Everywhere is war – Me say war.
Fifty-one years ago a biracial couple –, the Lovings- was arrested and incarcerated for violating Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute, the Racial Integrity Act of 1924. Anti-miscegenation is a big word for no sexual or intimate relationships between whites and colored folks.
The Lovings sued the Commonwealth of Virginia and won a unanimous Supreme Court decision on June 12, 1967, determining:
“that this prohibition [-Racial Integrity Act of 1924-] was unconstitutional, overruling Pace v. Alabama (1883) and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.” Source – Wikipedia
As you celebrate Loving Day today think about the good fortune, you have in being able to love and interact with anyone irrespective of their race.
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