Loving

Loving

Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy

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Loving beyond boundaries is a radical act that is changing America. When Mildred and Richard Loving wed in 1958, they were ripped from their shared bed and taken to court. Their crime: miscegenation, punished by exile from their home state of Virginia. The resulting landmark decision of Loving v. Virginia ended bans on interracial marriage and remains a signature case--the first to use the words {28}white supremacy
Publisher: Boston :, Beacon Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780807058275
0807058270
Branch Call Number: 306.84 Cashin 2017
Characteristics: x, 237 pages ; 24 cm

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Sep 15, 2017

This book was well researched, pertinent to the situation we find ourselves in, and ends with a solution, which I hope we can all be intelligent enough to help attain. Cashin divides the book into three parts. First the history of the various ingredients of our mixed race heritage juxtaposed with the rise of white supremacy, the second part is the story of Richard and Mildred Loving and the Loving v. Virginia decision, third is the change in our society as a result of the "Rise of the Culturally Dexterous", a term which Cashin applies to those who have learned to live with and enjoy other cultures than their own. You will want to google "dog-whistling", a term coined by Ronald Reagan, which you will find applies to our current politics in a rather disconcerting way. After reading the library copy, I bought my own copy, so that I would have it to refer to, re-read, and make margin notes. It's that good. Cashin's writing is engaging, she makes her points clearly, and backs them up with solid research.

AnnabelleLee27 Aug 25, 2017

A concise, compelling, and timely examination of the history of inter-racial marriage and race relations in America. The section on colonial history was especially surprising and interesting. Cashing deftly uses the 1967 Richard and Mildred Loving vs Virginia case which resulted in the Supreme Court overturning Virginia's anti-miscegenation laws as the basis for her examination. Her outlook is ultimately optimistic and her premise that love (romantic and platonic) is the strongest antidote to white supremacy is astute and persuasive. A great read!

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