Interracial Marriage

Alabama is the last state to have a constitutional ban of interracial marriage. While no longer enforceable due to its conflict with US Law, many Alabamians want the archaic language removed from the state’s constitution. Major Cox has written on this and related topics on numerous occasions. He and Margaret, his wife, have appeared on television . . . → Read More: Interracial Marriage

Ending Interracial Marriage Ban ought to be no-brainer

Recent news stories about removing the ban against interracial marriage from the Alabama constitution prompted me to write this column. Alabama has not enforced the ban since 1958 when the U.S. Supreme Court declared Virginia’s ban against interracial marriage unconstitutional in the case of Loving v. Virginia.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported results of the . . . → Read More: Ending Interracial Marriage Ban ought to be no-brainer

Lovings Case’s Lessons Linger

According to various news accounts, early on the morning of July 15, 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving awoke in their bed with three flashlights shining in their eyes. A voice behind the lights demanded, “What are you doing in bed with this lady?”

“I am his wife,” Mildred answered. Richard pointed to their five . . . → Read More: Lovings Case’s Lessons Linger

Time To Dismantle “Whiteness”

Some major universities offer a new area of emphasis: “white studies,” or as it is called at Princeton, “whiteness.” A few weeks ago the University of California at Berkeley was the site of the first academic conference on whiteness. Scholars from throughout the country traveled to the Berkeley campus to bring together their work . . . → Read More: Time To Dismantle “Whiteness”

Make Adoption Policies Colorblind

The number of black children waiting in foster care for adoptive homes continues to grow despite efforts to find more African American families willing to adopt these children. At the same time, the number of white children available for adoption declines, as white families are discouraged from interracial adoption. The only thing that can be said about this issue with any certainty is that adoption practices are on the verge of change. . . . → Read More: Make Adoption Policies Colorblind