Happy Loving Day!!
It’s the anniversary of the Loving v Virginia decision.
A few years ago I was introduced to the Lovings. They’re part of the reason John and I can be legally wed today. They were a Black woman and white man who fell in love and got married, and fought to make it legal. Learned about their story via facebook (where I get all my news lol) and thought about what I would’ve done in the woman’s place.
If I were alive back in those days and I met John…would I marry him? Doubt it! I’dda been like listen kid, get your white ass away from me before my dad comes and shoots us both dead.
Are you kidding me?! I would not be the one. I wouldn’t have even given him a chance. With all the overt racial bullshit back then (much different than the “racism? what racism?” bullshit we have now) I would’ve just walked on by and avoided eye contact if he tried to old-school holla at me.
Imagine not being able to marry someone just because they’ve got less or more melanin than you? I can hardly believe it was so recent. It’s so crazy…and sad….and scary…ugh!
I’m grateful for them.
I’m glad they were brave. I’m glad they were that much in love.
(Have a great weekend girls, FitnessFriday returns next week)