Feb. 11, 2021

Episode 74 True Crime: The Crime of Interracial Marriage, Loving vs. Virginia

One week 5 of The Bachelor we saw Matt, our first black male lead, go on dates with racist Rachael and Kit. In reflecting on Black History Month, and the “progress” the ABC franchise has made with a POC lead, Danielle covers the case of Loving v. Virginia.

Mildred and Richard lived in Virginia and wanted one simple thing, to get married under the law. But that wasn’t possible and they found themselves in jail and pleading guilty to criminal miscegenation laws. Anti-inbreeding laws that brought them all the way to the United States Supreme Court of the United States, defending their right to be lawfully married and paved the way for many to marry those who they love.

Links discussed in this episode:

Loving trailer on Netflix

NPR Loving vs. Virginia audio clips 

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