Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World

Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World

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In 1967, the US Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional in Loving v. Virginia. Although this case promotes marital freedom and racial equality, there are still significant legal and social barriers to the free formation of intimate relationships. Marriage continues to be the sole measure of commitment, mixed relationships continue to be rare, and same-sex marriage is only legal in 6 out of 50 states. Most discussion of Loving celebrates the symbolic dismantling of marital discrimination. This book, however, takes a more critical approach to ask how Loving has influenced the 'loving' of America. How far have we come since then and what effect did the case have on individual lives?In an unreported decision, the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk County upheld the firing, saying that the brothers failed ... identifying themselves as white, but failed to get hired after scoring poorly on the competitive civil service examination .


Title:Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World
Author: Kevin Noble Maillard, Rose Cuison Villazor
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-06-25
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