GOP WANTS YOU PREGNANT
GOP COURT OF AMERICA gonna Rechange Laws on Contraception and Gay Marriages and Interracial Marriages. It’s coming…
Prior to the California Supreme Court’s ruling in Perez v. Sharp (1948), no court in the United States had ever struck down a ban on interracial marriage. In 1967, the United States Supreme Court (the Warren Court) unanimously ruled in Loving v. Virginia that anti-miscegenation laws are unconstitutional.
Fifty-four years ago, I represented Mildred and Richard Loving before the U.S. Supreme Court after they pleaded guilty to violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage and a court banished them from the state for 25 years. I argued that anti-miscegenation statutes were slave-era laws used to enforce White supremacy, rob Black citizens of their dignity, and make the children of these unions illegitimate.
In holding laws against interracial marriage unconstitutional, the court quoted the trial judge who imposed the criminal penalties on the Lovings: “Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And, but for the interference with his arrangement, there would be no cause for such marriage. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.”
The trial judge’s order should be part of our dark history, but sentiments like these are still influencing criminal punishments today. It is shocking to learn that antipathy toward interracial marriage is now playing a role in sending a Black man to the execution chamber in Texas—unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes.
The Case of Andre Thomas
In 2005, Andre Lee Thomas, a severely mentally ill Black man suffering from schizophrenia and psychosis, was on trial for murdering his estranged wife, who was White, their son, and her daughter.
The jurors were asked their views of interracial marriage and people of different races having children. According to the petition to the Supreme Court, three jurors expressed opposition to one or both. One said that “I don’t believe God intended for this.” Another said, “We should stay with our Blood Line.” A third said that interracial marriage was “harmful for the children involved because they do not have a specific race to belong to.”
Those jurors’ views on interracial marriage and people of different races having children were not harmless personal preferences, but a particular brand of racial prejudice that was directly related to the facts of Thomas’ case. Before Loving, interracial relationships were prohibited by law based on purported justifications such as “racial integrity” and preventing the “corruption of blood”—themes that echo loudly in the jurors’ statements.
The real Argument is-How to make sure a Black person isn’t smarter than a White Person? That’s it. White People Scared of Blacks. Stupid reasons for sure. But they are Scared a Black or Brown person will steal their Jobs. They are…Scared of You!
So, they make Gay and Interracial Marriages Unconstitutional. Do they take the kids away too?