Baptist and inter racial dating
Southern patriarchs made an art out of objecting to what was happening under their own noses — or pelvises.
As history would prove, human urges, whether violent or amorous, inevitably muddy lines, and master-slave rape and coupling produced many mixed people.
Social psychologists have even documented that people can develop virtual ties with a fictional character or, say, a black president, in ways that reduce prejudice.
As the media represents more diverse racial experiences with shows like “Black-ish,” it will further humanize others.
As Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in the unanimous Loving opinion, such laws were an instrument of “White Supremacy” — the first time the Supreme Court used those words to name what the Civil War and the 14th Amendment should have defeated.
They are not dismantling white supremacy so much as chipping away at it.After Loving was decided, politicians dog-whistled for five decades.Divide-and-conquer tactics like union-busting and gerrymandering destroyed the possibility of class unity among struggling people.Whites were “stained” when they mixed with blacks, whom he speculated were inferior in mind and form.There was a Strom Thurmond-esque artificiality to this cry for racial purity.