“They’d have gotten hung for something like 50 years ago and no one cared – just two people could pursue their lives.
That’s the best part of it, those quiet moments.” Read carefully through the fine print of You Tube's terms of service and you might notice that you've affirmed you are old enough to watch it.
It's a warning that goes unheeded by millions of children around the world.
DALLAS -- You remember the 1991 lyrics from the King of Pop.
Monday night, one of our favorite guilty pleasures, The Bachelor, got real with black contestant and Dallas native Rachel Lindsay bringing white bachelor Nick Viall home to meet Mom.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. I don’t think it’s right,” Mildred Loving said in archival video footage shown in an HBO documentary.“Neither of them wanted to be involved in the lawsuit, or litigation or taking on a cause. “And if, if we do win, we will be helping a lot of people.” Richard Loving died in 1975, Mildred Loving in 2008.It really is dependent on where you are in the country and also the locale.” Even in the South, interracial couples are common enough that oftentimes no one notices them, even in a state like Virginia, Hirschkop said.“I was sitting in a restaurant and there was a mixed couple sitting at the next table and they were kissing and they were holding hands,” he said.Some of those laws went beyond black and white, prohibiting marriages between whites and Native Americans, Filipinos, Indians, Asians and in some states “all non-whites.” The Lovings, a working-class couple from a deeply rural community, weren’t trying to change the world and were media-shy, said one of their lawyers, Philip Hirschkop, now 81 and living in Lorton, Virginia.They simply wanted to be married and raise their children in Virginia.In March, a white man fatally stabbed a 66-year-old black man in New York City, telling the Daily News that he’d intended it as “a practice run” in a mission to deter interracial relationships.In August 2016 in Olympia, Washington, Daniel Rowe, who is white, walked up to an interracial couple without speaking, stabbed the 47-year-old black man in the abdomen and knifed his 35-year-old white girlfriend. And even after the Loving decision, some states tried their best to keep interracial couples from marrying."If you're thinkin' of being my baby, it don't matter if you're black or white." That's all well and good, but as we know it hasn't always been that way!"We're seeing it on TV, we're seeing it on the media, social media, and so it is being accepted," said dating expert and author Donna Arp Weitzman.