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This is evident by the rampant rape of black women by white men and the numerous mixed race children that resulted.Anti-miscegenation laws were about building and protecting white wealth as well as controlling white women as the property of white men.British screenwriter Ol Parker met actress Thandie Newton while working on a BBC film and married in 1998.R&B singer Robin Thicke began dating actress Paula Patton when he was 16 and they married in 2005.Several famous white men are or have been married to black women.Proving that love sees no color, some of the most well-known and powerful duos are of mixed races.Over the years some have questioned the significance of the court case, but I think it’s important for us to recognize the interconnectedness of marriage and “white supremacist capitalist patriarchy” (bell hooks) here in the United States. One of the most interesting aspects of this new movie in 2016 is that it depicts interracial love in which the woman is black.Marriage is more than just a trivial matter of personal and private choices. While we might be quite accustomed to seeing the black man-nonblack woman pairing, we’re far less likely to see depictions of black women in interracial marriages.
Robert De Niro's first wife, Diahnne Abbott, acted in supporting roles in several of his films, including . Ruth Negga, who stars in the leading role as Mildred Loving, also Skyped in from London to do a live interview with us.