Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga play the interracial couple, whose marriage was illegal according to their home state of Virginia's anti-miscegenation laws.
They took their case to the Supreme Court in a landmark civil rights fight that they won in 1967.
"To say that a court decision came down and all was solved is a gross oversimplification," says Nichols, pointing to how much progress we've achieved but how much further we have to go.
"Just because the Supreme Court says interracial marriage is valid doesn't mean it's accepted. As a society we have a much more extended period of acceptance, a process that we need to go through." Since the Loving case, the number of interracial marriages in the U. has grown from fewer than 300,000 to 9 million (6.9 per cent) according to the 2010 census.
It was historically a taboo in the United States of America and outlawed in South Africa.In this article, the concept of mixed union is based on the difference in visible minority status of the two persons in a conjugal relationship.A mixed union refers to a couple in which one spouse or partner belongs to a visible minority group and the other does not, as well as a couple in which the two spouses or partners belong to different visible minority groups.Back in May, Old Navy tweeted an ad for a 30 per cent off coupon with the image of a white man, a Black woman and a child.These models posing as an interracial family sparked an internet uproar about miscegenation.