Loving Day commemorates the historic civil rights victory of the illegally married couple Mildred (black) and Richard (white) Loving in Virginia, a marriage for which they spent a year in prison and the conviction overturned on this day in 1967 by the United States Supreme Court.
Love is colour blind.
My mother’s Afro-Caribbean and my father white, English, Irish and Scottish.
See below to find out more about interracial relationships:
See below to find out more on the children of interracial relationships:
- Mixed Heritage Center resources
- Channel 4’s Is It Better To Be Mixed Race? shares the same theory as Alon Ziv’s Breeding Between the Lines
Right now you’re thinking: Is this book racist? No doubt the title is controversial, as are its contents, but I can happily reassure you, as a mixed race individual myself, it’s not racist.
‘Human variation is real, and it’s foolish to ignore it or sweep it under the rug. It’s not something to be ashamed of or to avoid for fear of conflict… Our diversity is a gift, and to keep ourselves separated and compartmentalized would be to waste that gift.’
What do Steve Jobs, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bob Marley, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Naomi Campbell, Vin Diesel, Jimi Hendrix, Ne-Yo and Jessica Alba all have in common? You know many more mixed race individuals than you think.
I never thought I’d ever 1-star anything JCP had written, and I feel bad for doing so now. I don’t know what exactly happened, but I just can’t believe the quality of this final instalment. I can only assume Price didn’t quite know how to end the serial, in which I expected a big sci-fi reveal on the reason for Bermuda’s turbulence and why Marlin killed himself. What we got didn’t make much sense and was completely unsatisfactory. I hope one day Price revisits and rewrites the ending.