Interracial dating discrimination
And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; and he departed.And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.Interracial couples can now be seen in books, television shows, movies and commercials.Former President Barack Obama is the product of a mixed marriage, with a white American mother and an African father.And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.And the Lord said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days?In March, a , who is white, walked up to an interracial couple without speaking, stabbed the 47-year-old black man in the abdomen and knifed his 35-year-old white girlfriend. And even after the Loving decision, some states tried their best to keep interracial couples from marrying.In 1974, Joseph and Martha Rossignol got married at night in Natchez, Mississippi, on a Mississippi River bluff after local officials tried to stop them.
In the 1980s, Michele Farrell, who is white, was dating an African-American man and they decided to look around Port Huron, Michigan, for an apartment together.
But they found a willing priest and went ahead anyway.
"We were rejected everyplace we went, because no one wanted to sell us a marriage license," said Martha Rossignol, who has written a book about her experiences then and since as part of a biracial couple. "We just ran into a lot of racism, a lot of issues, a lot of problems.
You'd go into a restaurant, people wouldn't want to serve you.
When you're walking down the street together, it was like you've got a contagious disease." But their love survived, Rossignol said, and they returned to Natchez to renew their vows 40 years later.