The history of interracial dating
Dani Fitzgerald and Michael Brown met at Geneva College and got engaged last year.
“If looks could kill,” Otukoya says, “I’d probably be dead at this stage.” Not everyone uncomfortable with a romance between a black man and white woman was as tactile.
Merton to examinations of identity and interpersonal development by psychologists like Maria P. Root, the contributions of social science researchers to the body of literature has far surpassed that of other fields.
This chapter is therefore intended to provide a review of the literature on the legal and social history of intermarriage in the United States by focusing on research in the areas of cultural anthropology, law and policy, psychology, sociology, and social work.
Gloria and Leroy met again a couple of years later when Gloria’s sister was very ill. Gloria remembers all the details — Leroy’s blue jeans and blue sweater, matching his blue eyes. By this point, it was the late 1960s, and segregation was illegal.
They got to know each other during hospital visits. Still, society had it’s own rules, and Gloria and Leroy were challenging them.
In 1958, Mildred and Richard Loving were locked up and given a year in a Virginia prison simply for being an interracial couple. The couple wound up being unlikely heroes in the fight to make interracial marriages legal across the United States. Read more: Mixed race isn’t black and white: Paradkar Interracial movie couples still a rarity despite acclaim for Loving, Lion 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.“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.