And I am a Black man. And you are a white woman, and interracial couples, there's things that, you know, people look at differently," Andrew told Katie. The year-old pro football player then shared a heartbreaking story about almost proposing to a woman who he said was unsure if she could handle the judgment passed by others. Andrew shared, "I know her heart, and I know her character.
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Although interracial dating has come a long way since miscegenation laws were ruled unconstitutional in the United States in , the conversation surrounding it still has barriers to break down. He added, "Race is still a category that separates and divides us. While interracial dating truly is becoming more common, it's still coated in stigma that overshadows that progression. Often, the idea of interracial dating as a whole shallowly falls under the label of fetishization or rebellion, whether misconstrued or not, as interracial couples are often judged by race and stereotypes first rather than as individuals in love.
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From Redbook. It's been about 53 years since Loving v. Virginia allowed interracial and interethnic relationships to be out and open without the fear of being imprisoned or attacked.
The film won the weekend box office but society's reaction to the interracial relationship is a huge loss. Instead of embracing the couple, and applauding Focus for making the coupling a non-issue, many have called the on-screen "race mixing" unnatural. Yet while these voices are loud, statistics actual show that that fifteen percent of newlyweds are in an interracial relationship —or 8.