In 1967 the Supreme Court struck down state laws banning interracial marriage. At the time, there were 16 states with such laws on the books.
The Court ruling came as a result of a case called Loving v Virginia, named for Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and a black woman who lived in Virginia, but were jailed and then forced to leave the state.
50 years later, a growing number of Americans are in mixed-race marriages. I’m one of them. I’m white, and my wife is black. We’ve been happily married for over 10 years.
My wife and I wanted to do something special to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia. So we launched The Loving Project.
The first part of the project is a podcast. We’re interviewing interracial married couples and asking them to tell their stories and share their thoughts about their relationships and about this moment in history.
You can visit the Loving Project website for more details, or subscribe to the show to make sure you never miss an episode.
The Loving Project is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
We’ve done several interviews so far, and everybody’s story is different and each is compelling in its own way. You can check out our first interview by clicking the play link below:
We’re also planning to organize some sort of Loving Day event close to the June 12th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling, which has become known by many as an unofficial holiday called “Loving Day.” So if you’re in the Philly area, stay tuned for details.
I think a white person and a black person are both of the human race. Perhaps more inter-ethic than inter-racial?
Congratulations to you and your wife!
I’m completing 10 years of marriage too. Congrats to both of you Brad. I hope you would agree – after a couple of years of marriage, color does not not even figure as a parameter to a happy relationship. And when your personal life is happy, every other facet of your life also brightens up, so we are glad to know
that everything is going fine.
I just celebrated my 16th wedding anniversary (my wife is from Japan). Just as marriage was very different 50 years ago, I expect it to change even more in the next 50 years. The evolution is a good thing with the majority of people are living happier lives.
Very cool! Congrats to both of you! I will check the podcast and website out. We need more love and less intolerance globally, that is for sure!
Thanks! I am in an interracial marriage and would not have known about this otherwise since i mostly follow tech blogs. I am sorry about the haters.
Just because people dont want to hear about it doesnt mean they disapprove of it. They are just tired of politics being shoved into every facet of life all for the sake of virtue signaling & hash tag activism.
Several tech blogs have taken up the cause of social justice to increase their traffic & it has backfired tremendously. Several of those same tech blogs also started affirmative hiring which also backfired. They are a huge part of the reason we now have a guy like Trump as president. He was an F U to faux outrage & hyper sensitivity .
The world is changing & unless liberals update their old fashion Jon Stewart style logic they wont have any place in it.
Brad is 1 of my favorite tech bloggers but he is about 5 years late hopping onto a dying political trend.
How is a simple human right of being able to get married a political statement? And what in the heck does affirmative action have to do with this?
Overreacting much? Talk about hyper sensitivity.
Liberals got Trumped! lol, enjoy your new president!
They have also lost the house, senate, supreme court & about 70% of all regional seats across the country.
I don’t like either party but watching the democrats, twitter’ers, tech industry, & media constantly tell us how virtuous they are while being schlonged by a bunch of rich white guys is pretty damn hilarious.
The only place liberals are winners is in their bubble & mind.
Well, of course, if people like you were the actual winners in this country, we wouldn’t have women’s suffrage, equal rights, or gay marriage, and Brad’s marriage would still have been illegal today. But sure, whatever, believe what you like. Gloat while you can, because in the end, people like you will always be on the losing side of history.
What politics? Brad is creating a podcast interviewing interracial couples about their marriage experience. What’s political about that? Seriously, you are the only one overreacting here. Talk about hypersensitivity and false outrage, and you can’t even see it. It’s ridiculous.
congrats and happy new year
Congratulations on 10 years Brad. Your long time readers ARE interested in your going ons and how you’re doing no matter the topic. This…being a very personal one…I’m appreciative that you’ve shared it with all of us. I’ll make sure to check out your Loving Website.
On the topic of CES…I hope you come back with a few nice videos and while you may call it a snoozefest…there are MANY of us who would like to go and have never gone. One 2-n-1 surface knockoff I’ve recently taken notice of is the HP Spectre x2 12, I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere. $379 on Amazon, doesn’t look like a bad replacement for a Surface 3 and dare I say it…looks like a pretty high quality build. Almost sexy. Second is the HP folio series, the 1020 is better than the Dell XPS 13 in my opinion. There’s a video on YT comparing the two.
Take care….and I for one would like to see an update video on the equipment you’re taking to this snoozefest…smile.
P.S. In case you’re not getting the subtle hint here….more videos in 2017 Brad. More linux would be the cherry!
he wasn’t calling it a snooze fest. he said sleep depriven, which means quite the opposite. in other words, he’ll have a strong lack of sleep trying to cover everything. lol
Exactly. I tend to get about 4-5 hours sleep per night for the first few days, if I’m lucky. Expect a LOT of videos. 🙂
Congratulations Brad, and all the best on your new venture.
Congratulations on your marriage and here’s to many more years to come!
Last year, I experienced the true meaning of living in interesting times; goodbye 2016. We have come far as a nation and I feel that what you are doing is a testament to that fact. I am an American, I’m a born optimist and I feel that our best years are ahead of us. Hello 2017!
Stick to tech. I don’t want or need to see political agendas being pushed when I search for computing news.
Thanks for considering my marriage a political agenda.
Note: Social media is a driving force in today’s technology. Societal change is a legit topic for a tech website to discuss when seen in that light. Especially when we realize that we’re on the verge of another sea change, such as categorizing, “fake news” as being negative in the same sense as adware and computer viruses.
No, this is the whole slippery slope argument in reverse. So is breathing. It’s vital to tech industry workers: breathing. We should cover breathing issues. It’s a driving force.
But, this is beside the point, as it’s the authors personal project, so it’s cool.
I had a similar thought UNTIL I saw that the topic and podcast were personal to the person who basically runs this site.
But by similar I don’t mean the same. I don’t know how far in the past you have to be living to think that interracial marriage is part of a “political agenda” but would be decades and decades. It’s just a non-tech topic or maybe a historical or legal topic. But hardly part of a “political agenda” at this point in time.
Thanks Kary. I have no plans to start heavily covering culture on this website. But today’s the launch of this side project my wife and I have been working on, and I wanted to share it with the Liliputing community.
Tomorrow I’m heading to Las Vegas to dive into the sleep-deprivation chambers known as the Consumer Electronics Show, so you can certainly expect *plenty* of tech stories in the next week. But today I wanted to celebrate something a little more personal.
Contrats on your marriage, and thank you for all your work.
Damn, I was really hoping for at least a couple of articles on whether or not it was a good idea for babies to be circumcised.
Brad is too polite to say this, but I can only think of one reason why you would believe announcing a personal podcast about interracial marriage was pushing a political agenda. If there is no place for something on this site, it’s comments like yours, and it merely proves that (sadly) there is still a need for projects like this.
I can only imagine the bigotry unleashed if Brad had been announcing a similar project on the 10th anniversary of his same sex marriage. Yes, we have come a long way in the last 50 years, but not far enough, apparently.
Congrats on 10+ years of marriage!
Thanks! And happy new year!
I don’t mean to poke fun, but on mobile that pink logo shrinks and looks “funny”….
….and my eyes read it as Loving Vagina for a second there :
Not sure if intentional, but probably gave some people a laugh.
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