The laws may have changed and 46 years have passed, but in some communities, the experience of Mildred and Richard Loving remains a day-to-day reality.
“We didn’t know anything about how all of this worked,” said Ann Colomb in a 2008 statement to “We’d never been in a court before.I didn’t know the first thing about drugs or the law.” Residents say that Church Point remains a segregated town.The prosecution also produced 15 informants who said that they frequently purchased narcotics from the family.Based on the testimony against Edward Colomb and Danny Davis, they would have been purchasing about 0,000 worth of wholesale crack cocaine each month in 1994 while both were still in high school.More than 46 years after interracial marriage bans were abolished, mixed-race relationships have reached an all time high in the U. The Los Angeles Times reports that last year, 9 percent of unmarried couples living together came from different races, compared with about 4 percent of married couples. Interracial couples may be becoming much more common in the U.
Census Bureau data shows that interracial couples were more than twice as common in 2012 than in 2000.Many African-American Church Point residents claim that town officials had invited Duke in direct response to the homecoming scandal.The Colombs say that the threats and intimidation have continued steadily since that time.Similarly, 21 percent of likely GOP voters polled in Alabama believe that interracial marriage should be illegal.Although interracial relationships have been a reality since the beginnings of the U.Things came to a head in 2001 when the family was framed for a massive drug conspiracy that turned out to be bogus.