Interracial dating in britain
This means that people are – through no fault of their own – miseducated about the experience of black people in Britain. is the fact that nobody seems to want to discuss racism; when it’s brought up, black people are accused of ‘causing more division’ by people who passionately claim that they “don’t see race”.
The truth is that many of us, particularly those who don’t live in big cities, are marginalized to this day. The issue goes further, however, than mere misinformation and ignorance; there is an element of arrogance that comes with many African-Americans who believe that black British people who talk about racism are intending to ‘steal their thunder’ and ride the movement of Black Lives Matter.
On July 11, 1958, newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving were asleep in bed when three armed police officers burst into the room.
The couple were hauled from their house and thrown into jail, where Mildred remained for several days, all for the crime of getting married.
In the quirky horror film “Get Out,” which dominated the US box office when it opened last month, a black American photographer meets his white girlfriend’s family for the first time and learns they’re a lot more menacing than meets the eye. “I think it’s great that that movie is doing everything that it’s doing and people are loving it,” the American actor told New York radio station Hot 97.
So, for Samuel L Jackson to imply that tension surrounding interracial dating is exclusive to African Americans is both ignorant and offensive. We learn about Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Malcolm X but without extended personal research, we wouldn’t learn about the civil rights movement in the UK during the 20th Century such as the 1981 England riots about racial profiling and brutalisation by the police.
At that time, 24 states across the country had laws strictly prohibiting marriage between people of different races.
Five weeks earlier, the longtime couple had learned Mildred was pregnant and decided to wed in defiance of the law. Upon their return to Virginia, they were arrested and found guilty, with the judge informing Mildred that “as long as you live you will be known as a felon.” The Lovings moved to the relative safety of Washington, but longed to return to their home state.
A black American actor might’ve better understood what it’s like to be in an interracial couple in the US, Jackson suggested.
“Daniel grew up in a country where they’ve been interracial dating for 100 years,” Jackson said.