Monday, April 16, 2007

Loving v. Virginia Turns 40

We're pretty much contractually obligated to link to something like this. From AP National Writer David Crary:

"The charisma king of the 2008 presidential field. The world's best golfer. The captain of the New York Yankees. Besides superstardom, Barack Obama, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter have another common bond: Each is the child of an interracial marriage.

For most of U.S. history, in most communities, such unions were taboo.

It was only 40 years ago — on June 12, 1967 — that the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down a Virginia statute barring whites from marrying nonwhites. The decision also overturned similar bans in 15 other states."

Here's the rest: Interracial Marriages Surge Across the U.S.

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