Summary: This ted talk is about the growth of interracial marriage in the last 55 years and it becoming more common. The speaker also talks about the couple from Virginia and how they were arrested for getting married with someone outside their marriage. She talks about how interracial couples and marriages are becoming more known, although it’s still becoming a “normal” thing for a lot of people.The speaker also says how relatively new this all still is. The Loving day of Virginia is the anniversary of interracial marriages being new. Reflection: This Ted talk helped me understand interracial marriage from someone else’s perspective. From someone else actually talking about not me reading it. It made it easier for me to understand the ted talk.I learned that in the last 55 years interracial marriages have been growing more and more. Specially a white and colored couple. I liked the slide shows of this t talk and how the speaker presented it. She didn’t read the screen much, maybe only a few times. It looked like she was well prepared and her timing was on track with her talking and slides. Although she did have a control to move on to each slide. This was a good example for me for my genius project. MLA Citation: lcLaura95. “TED Talk on Interracial Marriage.” YouTube, YouTube, 17 Nov. 2013, www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OaAOL0QVX8.
Summary: This political cartoon from repeating islands, shows the idea that people had about marrying someone outside your race/ethnicity. The white man in the marriage is talking to his son about how marrying his mom,(his wife) who is a colored women caused a lot of talking and judgement from people.Calling their wedding “unnatural” and saying their marriage wasn’t healthy and that he wouldn't be able to have a “normal life” with her. On the last square of the political cartoon, the wife comes out and and the dad says he still married her anyway regardless of what people thought of their marriage. Reflection: This political cartoon helped me understand more about both sides,the side that’s against interracial marriage and the side that supports it. The people who didn’t support different race marriages called their marriage “unhealthy and unnatural”. It’s shocking people would actually think these things about other people’s marriages and call their marriage such hurtful things.Society’s idea of who you were able to marry and who you couldn’t seems insane. I don’t get why people were obsessed on only marrying people within their race and shame those who didn’t. MLA Citation: Lisa Paravisini. “Same-Sex unions become heated issue in Trinidad.” Repeating Islands, 9 July 2011, repeatingislands.com/2011/07/09/same-sex-unions-become-heated-issue-in-trinidad/.
Summary: This podcast is an interview about an interracial couple that got married in 2006. They reflect how 39 years ago they probably wouldn't have been able to get married.This makes them resonate and appreciate loving day, which is in June 12, more. Loving day is the 50th anniversary for interracial marriages. The day mixed marriages were recognized by the Virginia government. They also talk about another couple that was interviewed and how they get stares and dirty looks from people when they walk through the streets. They also mention how being in a relationship with someone from a different race can make you see the world differently and learn from each other. Reflection: It’s only been 50 years since Virginia legalized interracial marriages. It hasn't been so long and it's still a relatively new subject for some people. Like this couple, a lot others wouldn't have been able to get married about just 39 years ago. It’s kinda crazy to think about it cause it hasn't been that long. Some people til this day get stares and judge for being married to someone that is not their race. But like parkes says, I think being married with someone from a different race can make you see certain things differently and learn new things. MLA Citation: “'The Loving Project' Explores 50 Years Of Interracial Marriage.” NPR, NPR, 11 June 2017, www.npr.org/2017/06/11/532457911/the-loving-project-explores-50-years-of-interracial-marriage.
Summary: This photojournalism is of the famous mixed couple Mildred and Richard. Who got married in 1961 and have gotten hate comments since. In an interview they said they still get stares, dirty looks, and insults.Rev. Kimberly, the author said she hasn’t seen anyone have a problem with the bride or groom’s side of the family.The author says that the couple tried to get married legally in columbia district in 1958. But later on got sentenced a year in prison and had to leave Virginia state. When they just wanted to get married and raise their kids in Virginia. Reflection: The couple still gets insults and judged by others for their marriage.Even after fifty years.I can’t imagine how it feels to be in their position. I wouldn't be able to take all the hatred and insults.Because interracial couples weren’t really seen,it was really rare to people and they weren’t used to. People just had the idea of marrying inside their race and social class.That’s why I think people insulted interracial couples.But now we can see more couples that are from different races. We can see them in movies,shows,and anywhere you go now. It is expanding by time.But some couples still have to face discrimination at times. MLA Citation: CBS/AP. “50 years later, interracial couples still face hostility from strangers.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 12 June 2017, www.cbsnews.com/news/50-years-loving-case-interracial-couples-still-face-hostility-from-strangers/.
Summary: In this article, a interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving got married in 1958 in Washington D.C where it was legal to marry someone from a different race than you. Later on they decided to return to Virginia, their home land but shortly after got charged and arrested for “race mixing”.Although they only got sentenced one year in jail,their sentence got suspended for a period of twenty five years with the condition of them leaving Virginia and not go back together in those twenty five years.They went back to Washington and filed a motion in the state trial saying what they had done to them violated the fourteenth amendment. The author, Warren, them continues by saying the state of Virginia prohibiting only interracial marriages involving whites was unfair.Warren also says his opinion, he doesn't agree with this law that was enacted in the old days. Reflection: like the author, I don't agree with interracial marriages being illegal. I think if two people love each other nothing should prohibit them from getting married, nor get arrested and charged. Just for getting married to someone you love you get sentenced a year in jail and get asked to leave the state you live in. Interracial marriages are no longer illegal but they are still rare. Seven percent of fifty nine marriages are mixed,interracial marriages are rapidly growing. MLA Citation: “Posts about interracial marriage on Poems, Prayers, Promises & Politics.” Poems, Prayers, Promises & Politics, 2girlsgettingmarried.wordpress.com/tag/interracial-marriage/.
Summary:For my journalistic news, I chose a photo of a 1961 journalistic newspaper of a mixed couple. From this relationship, the women was white and the man was black. It was about one of the biggest controversial cases from that time. People were shocked from this and was a big deal. The main reason was because they had a black baby. In the journalistic news, there are big letters saying “ MY BABY IS BLACK”. Not sure if one of the parents were the ones who said it or the author interpreting it. There was also a quote, “ conceived in love..delivered into hate!”. Because the baby was black, it received a lot of hate. This journalistic news was from a drama directed in 1961 inspired by the racial issues the U.S went through. Reflection:This drama show seems like it was really good and showed how interracial marriages were viewed as and the hate they received. It feels like your baby being black was something out of the ordinary. Although,it sort of was since mixed couples weren’t really common back then. But, if you marry someone darker you probably can expect your baby to be darker too.So I don’t understand why people were so shocked. If I lived in that time period I’d actually consider watching it. MLA Citation: Archive, John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema. “Poster For 'My Baby Is Black'.” Getty Images, 1 Jan. 1961, www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/one-sheet-movie-poster-advertises-the-interracial-drama-my-news-photo/494852641#/one-sheet-movie-poster-advertises-the-interracial-drama-my-baby-is-picture-id494852641.