"However, I still think there's an undercurrent that it's not as accepted as we'd like." This June marks 50 years since the Supreme Court ruled interracial dating was legal, and it's been a gradual climb since then for couples who want to cross those lines.
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“I had the woman who was showing the apartment tell us, ‘I don’t rent to coloreds.
I definitely don’t rent to mixed couples,'” Farrell said.
But interracial couples can still face hostility from strangers and sometimes violence.
But they found a willing priest and went ahead anyway.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving’s landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U. She often counsels engaged interracial couples through the prism of her own 20-year marriage — Lucas is black and her husband, Mark Retherford, is white.
S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. “I think for a lot of people it’s OK if it’s ‘out there’ and it’s other people but when it comes home and it’s something that forces them to confront their own internal demons and their own prejudices and assumptions, it’s still really hard for people,” she said.
They wanted to raise their children near their family where they were raised themselves,” Hirschkop said. Since the Loving decision, Americans have increasingly dated and married across racial and ethnic lines. In 2015, 17 percent of newlyweds — or at least 1 in 6 of newly married people — were intermarried, which means they had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity.
Currently, 11 million people — or 1 out of 10 married people — in the United States have a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U. When the Supreme Court decided the Lovings’ case, only 3 percent of newlyweds were intermarried.