Sociologists George Yancey and Richard Lewis remind readers that the American context is evolving both demographically and interpersonally.
Gerald Turner issued a statement on Wednesday in regard to the fliers, calling for the entire community to discourage and eliminate such “unacceptable behavior.” The statement said, in part: “Recent fliers, identical to those showing up on other campuses nationally, were posted in one of our Commons and in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, in addition to isolated instances of uncivil, racist, and sexist comments made in hateful, arrogant, and hurtful tones clearly communicate that there are among us a small number of individuals who do not want to live in a united, mutually respectful, campus community.
S., many states maintained laws expressly banning the marriage between people of different races.
The landmark case that helped to change laws across the country involved Mildred Delores Loving, a woman of African-American and Native American descent who was in a relationship with Richard Perry Loving, a White man. Supreme Court declared the charges against the couple unconstitutional in the landmark Loving v.
More than 46 years after interracial marriage bans were abolished, mixed-race relationships have reached an all time high in the U. The Los Angeles Times reports that last year, 9 percent of unmarried couples living together came from different races, compared with about 4 percent of married couples. Interracial couples may be becoming much more common in the U.
Census Bureau data shows that interracial couples were more than twice as common in 2012 than in 2000.