Older generations and interracial dating
But these cases are exceptions to a broader shift toward acceptance.
Now, almost 50 years later, attitudes toward interracial marriage, while still frowned upon in certain circles, have transformed dramatically.
Terry Mc Auliffe , right, looks over a historical marker, along with his wife, Dorothy, center, and Richmond Mayor Lavar Stoney, left, that was unveiled commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U. Supreme Court decision that struck down bans on interracial marriage Monday, June 12, 2017, in Richmond, Va. Only 50 years ago, Richard and Mildred Loving broke the law by getting married.
The new historical marker to commemorate the lawsuit brought by Richard and Mildred Loving, was dedicated outside the old Virginia Supreme Court, which ruled against the Lovings before they ultimately won in the U. As a white man and a black woman, the Lovings violated Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924, which prohibited interracial marriage.
As the poll demonstrated the following approval rates: National adults 87% 18-29 year olds 96% 30-49 year olds 93% 50-64 year olds 84% 65 years and older 70% Younger Americans have grown up in an environment where they have been immersed with multi-cultural images from sports, to television, to music, to gender to literature.
They have also witnessed a nation with a tormented racial history elect a biracial man as president before many of them reached their 30th birthdays!