The article quoted Lucas' account when police approached them and asked how he knew her and what their relationship was.
Recently, The Daily Beast reported how "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts, an African-American, and her celebrity chef boyfriend, Brian Lucas, who is white, experienced the ongoing social stigmas associated with being an interracial couple.
For the next several years they would file a number of legal appeals to combat such an injustice. S Supreme Court where the justices ruled in favor of the Lovings.
While the Lovings were certainly not the only interracial couple pre-mid 1960s that existed, they have become among the most symbolic due to their tenacity and determination to challenge and reign victorious against such bigoted attitudes of time period.
Yancey says that whites might interdate less because they are a numerical majority within American society.
And he adds that whites are also more likely to be racially isolated than people of color—a notion sociologists lump under the term "propinquity," which describes the tendency for people to work better or bond with those geographically near them.