But when police raided their Central Point home in 1958 and found a pregnant Mildred in bed with her husband and a District of Columbia marriage certificate on the wall, they arrested them, leading the Lovings to plead guilty to cohabitating as man and wife in Virginia."Neither of them wanted to be involved in the lawsuit, or litigation or taking on a cause.They wanted to raise their children near their family where they were raised themselves," Mr. But they knew what was at stake in their case."It's the principle. I don't think it's right," Mildred Loving said in archival video footage shown in an HBO documentary."And if, if we do win, we will be helping a lot of people."Richard Loving died in 1975, Mildred Loving in 2008.
Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the United States, some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval, and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. The Lovings were locked up and given a year in a Virginia prison, with the sentence suspended on the condition that they leave Virginia.
Although the racist laws against mixed marriages are gone, several interracial couples said in interviews they still get nasty looks, insults, and sometimes even violence when people find out about their relationships."I have not yet counseled an interracial wedding where someone didn't have a problem on the bride's or the groom's side," said the Rev. Their sentence is memorialized on a marker to go up on Monday in Richmond, Va., in their honor.
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But the furious reaction to a story that Newsweek published this week about the popular dating show “The Bachelorette” has certainly proved otherwise.
In a short piece filed Tuesday, Newsweek staff reporter Janice Williams used the start of the ABC program’s 13th season to remark on how the long-running show’s casting of a black woman in the title role was a milestone for African-American women.
Williams also argued that the casting of Rachel Lindsay was noteworthy because the “Bachelorette” star is among a relatively small group of black women who are dating outside their own race.
Citing data from a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, Williams noted that black women are significantly less likely to marry a person of another race than are black men.
S., researchers found that intermarriage is twice as common for Black men as it is for Black women.
“While about one-fourth of recently married Black men (24 percent) have a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, this share is 12 percent among recently married Black women,” according to the analysis.
Interracial marriage is on the rise, making more than a fivefold increase since 1967, when only 3 percent of newlyweds were intermarried, according to a Pew Research Center report released Thursday.