Summary Of Loving V. Virginia And Desiree's Baby

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In the stories of Loving V. Virginia and “ Desiree’s baby ” both take place back in the day when racism was prevalent. The United States Supreme Court invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Although one of them is a fictional story while for the other one is an article on a real case that happened. After a close reading of Loving V. Virginia and the fictional story Desiree 's Baby by Kate Cho both couples react to interracial marriage in a way that demonstrates race relations don’t allow them to be happy and they believe they are as equal as anybody else and deserve to live how they choose to live. Loving V. Virginia took place in 1967 back then normal couples were considered as two people of the same race. White people were racist and hated on the black people because of their skin color and their wealth. “In 1888, the high court ruled that states had the authority to regulate marriage.” Means that the state can decide whether someone can get married or not depending on the person. 1950: more than half the states in the Union, including the South and every state there, they still had laws restricting marriage by racial classifications. While for Virginia interracial marriage was illegal according to the 1924’s Act to Preserve Racial Integrity. Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter were a couple from the town of Central Point in Caroline County, Virginia. In Washington, D.C, they exchanged vows on June 1958 , Richard was a white construction worker and Mildred

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