Who you “Loving” today?

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.

Leave us a comment below and share your interracial dating experience.

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