The Lovings were sentenced to a year in prison, but they brought their case before the Supreme Court and their love won.
America’s history is rich with fear of black male sexuality, as evidenced in cultural markers such as the silent film Birth of a Nation and the brutal death of Emmett Till, a teenager accused of whistling at a white woman.
However, the interracial pairing of a black woman with a white man doesn’t seem to raise the same kind of alarms.
Virginia, thereby invalidating all race-based restrictions on marriage in the United States.
That same year, only 3 percent of newlyweds were interracial.
Last year, the cereal brand Cheerios released a commercial that featured an interracial couple and their biracial daughter.