The Lovings were an interracial married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law. In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment.
The law to criminally charge someone for marrying outside of their race has been abolished since 1967, so why do we still treat it as a crime, especially in the black community?
If we truly look at the numbers it’s NOT even enough black men for every black woman to have anyway! The numbers just don’t match! Let’s take 100 black men. By the time you eliminate those without a high school diploma (21 percent), the unemployed (17 percent) and those ages 25-34 who are incarcerated (8 percent), you have only half of black men, 54 percent, whom many black women find acceptable and according to an online study, even that percent drops. It was determined that there are only three black men who fit this list for every 100 black women in America.
Personally, I don’t think “race” should ever play a part when it comes to love. You really can’t help who you fall for no matter what color a person is. However, I do have a problem with black men and women that have been brainwashed by society that purposely CHOOSE to date or marry outside of their race due to self-hatred. By that I mean, people that hate their own race enough to NOT want to procreate full blooded black children. Well, none of us are really full blooded, but yall know what I mean.
If I may continue on a deeper level of this topic, I hear a lot of black women bashing black men that prefer women that look like “Kim Kardashian”…but in all actuality, what other examples of beauty have been portrayed. Yes, we do have many black women we may look up to as examples, but other than Michelle Obama…these woman usually have to googled.
What we really want to know from you all today is: Do you believe people should marry outside of their races? Should there be a color of love. Thank you for joining “Tuesday’s Love Jones” – we look forward to hearing from you on this very touchy subject.
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