July 23, 2007

Forty Years of Mixed Marriages

My People are...Youth Pride in Mixed HeritageJune 12, 2007, marked the fortieth anniversary of the Loving vs. Virginia decision, which made it illegal for states to prohibit interracial marriages.

To celebrate the anniversary of this landmark Civil Rights case, Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker, iPride, and the San Leandro Community Action Network are co-sponsoring a screening of My People are ... Youth Pride in Mixed Heritage at the San Leandro Library.

The movie will be shown on August 4, 2007, from 1 to 2:30pm in the auditorium of the San Leandro Library and will be followed by a panel discussion. The San Leandro Library is located at 300 Estudillo Avenue.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at July 23, 2007 10:54 PM | TrackBack
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"Mixed marriage" is actually a Catholic church term for when a Roman Catholic marries a non-Roman Catholic. I think "interracial marriage" is the correct term.

Anyone who studies science should be a proponent of interracial marriage from an evolution and continued existence of the human race point of view--hybrid vigor applies to humans as well. Just look at the Prince of Japan and Prince Charles--that "not quite fully evolved" look is a symptom of not swimming outside of one's own family gene pool generation after generation...

Posted by: Frank at July 30, 2007 11:37 AM
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