The Color Of One 's Skin Essay

2312 Words Apr 20th, 2016 10 Pages
The color of one’s skin, cultural background, or gender shall not be the aspects and definitions of love. It is an internal bodily sensation one feels for another human being, where one can express externally how he or she is feeling. Marriage is one of the biggest symbols of love. Two people in love can show the whole world that they are, indeed, for one another with this simple act. Unfortunately, the freedom to love one another through the act of marriage was not a given to Richard and Mildred Loving. The factor being Mildred Loving was an African American woman and Richard Loving, a White American. The skin color of the couple is what set them apart in distance but not in heart. Although they were in times of racial segregation and discrimination, the 1954-1968 Civil Rights Movement put an end to inequality for African Americans, primarily in the Southern States. Within the fight for equality, the Loving’s took action to fight for their love and succeeded in making interracial marriage legal for all races across the nation, sadly, people do not change their opinions about interracial relationships and refuse to live in the present. In the past, skin color was the aspect of a person that set him or her apart from society. Particularly, people of “color” or African American, were frowned upon in the Southern States of America. The Northern States had this controversy as well, just not as exploited as the South. A person of color in the 1950s were not innately handed…

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