Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In my lifetime...

Interracial marriage in US hits new high: 1 in 12
IN MY LIFETIME: Interracial marriage was ILLEGAL!
Loving v. Virginia
Loving v. Virginia 388 U.S. 1 (1967), was a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute, the "Racial Integrity Act of 1924", unconstitutional, thereby overturning Pace v. Alabama (1883) and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.
There've been many remarkable changes in my lifetime: Personal Computers, iPods, cellphones... but the most influential?: Civil Rights!... yes, for blacks, but also for gays... for anyone DIFFERENT!

Once upon a time, as a senior in high school, I was convinced that my generation would be the last to face racial prejudice & discrimination. Sigh.

No, we're not there yet - wherever 'there' might be... BUT: we're getting closer! (I think...)

... in MY lifetime...


  1. by "for anyone different", I think you mean "for anyone not white and male"!

  2. Yeah – I’m displaying my chauvinism: ‘different’ = non-white, non-hetero, non-male... (... there are likely other ‘non’s in this... sorry)

    ... and what’s really weird: I didn’t even think about meaning of ‘different’ when I typed it – in CAPS.
    I – with everyone else on the planet – am a product of my culture. Doesn’t make it good. Doesn’t exculpate me. Just is.